I bought this ring as a backup wedding band. I love black rings, but my black tungsten carbide has faded over the past 2 years. So I thought I would give black titanium a try.... Within two hours of wearing the ring the black "paint" had already been scratched off on part of the ring. By the end of ONE NIGHT, a piece of the cable had snapped off, and cut my other finger. I only wish I had worn it earlier, so I could return this piece of garbage!!