I bought this to replace my original white gold band that I lost. I had the white gold one for maybe 7-8 months, and it was practically the same design as this one. It cost $700 at the mall and it already looked really scratched and beat up after a few months. This ring is extremely attractive, matches my tungsten watch, and is incredibly durable. The rounded way the inside is shaped is very comfortable as well. The only potential drawback to Tungsten is that it is much heavier than gold, silver, platinum or titanium. I kind of like it to have some heft though.