my husband and i purchased 2 of these rings for our wedding bands. my husband is a welder and handles metal all day long. so far he does not have no scratches, nicks, or blemishes!!! and my ring is in the same condition!! we are very pleased with our purchase and the price. the only thing i have to suggest is order the ring at least 1/2 size smaller than you normally wear because they do run big in size.