From the description of this ring, I was under the impression it was sterling silver. I was very wrong and quite disappointed because I can barely wear the ring because of metal allergies. It is a cheap type of metal, so if your skin is sensitive to metals, DO NOT BUY. It is absolutely beautiful and nearly impossible to tell it is fake, so if you can wear any type of metal, I would say it is a great buy. I love the ring, I just wish I was able to wear it.