I was hesitant at first about the Black Onyz stone.. I wanted a silver ring because my last two rings were 'plated' and the plating wore through. My previous rings had colored stones: Peridot, saffire, or ruby. Black onyz just seemed too plain. My wife said otherwise. She said it had a masculine appearance. So I took a chance. It seems to definitely be solid silver. The black Onyz stone enhances the appearance. It is definitely as another stated "a man's ring..." I had my doubts at first because it was so inexpensive. It was priced at or below 'plated' rings. I have worn it for a while now and definitely believe it is true as advertised solid silver ! I did not want to review it just after I bought it. I wanted to give it time to see if it was genuine. My conclusion is this is a superb buy! I highly recommend it. The only downside is that it is not available in all sizes. I guess they have been selling like hotcakes. Get one while you can ! You will not regret it.