This is a very handsome ring and my husband LOVES it. We were looking at them elsewhere and they were slightly more expensive and not nearly as nice looking, so it was a very good value. It is very heavy but my husband says it is the most comfortable ring he has ever worn. It has also proven to be quite durable thus far. He works in construction and as of yet there are no scratches to speak of, it is a little less shiny than when we first got it but that is to be expected with any metal. I say if you are looking for a ring that is durable, inexpensive and still nice looking this is it!!