I recently purchased this ring as a gift for my boyfriend of 3+ years. I was nervous that this ring would appear too feminine, because the Claddagh I wear is very petite, but was pleased when I received this ring: the Claddagh is large with a very thick ring band which makes it appear very masculine. It is very heavy, and appears to be well made! I was nervous that being stainless steel it would appear cheep, but it matches sterling silver jewelry I own so well it is hard to tell the metals apart. I would caution my female friends against buying this ring unless they like larger jewelry, but I would strongly recommend this ring to all my male friends who wish to own a Claddagh.