My fiance is a firefighter and I wanted to get him a ring that would be durable and not scratch the minute he went to work. We have been looking at different jewelers, but didn't see any that we liked that was in our price-range. I saw this ring and I fell in love with it. It looks even better in real life! the contrast is amazing and there is yet to be a scratch or ding on it! It is a must have ring for every guy out there!