I read negative reviews about the stones dropping out but that has not happened to me yet. I do not foresee any problems because I am careful with it by not soaking it in hot soapy water, etc. The stones are different tones of turquoise which I like. They are real turquoise stones so I don't know why one person said they were plastic. The bands turn into one thick band in the back and it is so comfortable I can wear it to bed if I choose. It looks gorgeous and of high quality, especially when paired with my bracelets. Each stone rises a little bit above the frame and is rounded at the top. I love, love, love this ring. I wear it most of the time.