I bought this band because I love sapphires and have several lovely sapphire rings. I have worn it a lot over the last 1-2 years, and it still looks beautiful! I work in a hospital and am constantly washing my hands/using antibacterial gel. The finish on this ring has not eroded at all and the stones are still secure and sparkly with only occasional cleaning. This band can be worn as a wedding band alone or paired with other rings for a great look. If you are wondering about this one--buy it! I am so glad I did.