I bought this ring to substitute for my engagement ring/wedding band. My hands swelled with my recent pregnancy, so my rings no longer fit, not to mention my engagement ring was too sharp to wear all the time without scratching the baby anyway. Plus, I work at a hospital - my ring would snag my latex gloves every time I put them on & I always worry about knocking stones out. This ring is a perfect substitute - thick enough to replace both (and there be no question about my marital status), and well made enough that it doesn't look fake at all. I've had MANY compliments since I've started wearing it. In fact, I'm planning on buying one in the next size down - because even when my swelling goes away I plan to keep on wearing it! A great Overstock purchase, as always!