This ring is total class mixed with a modern design. If you have looked at the picture and can't decide if the ring is dark like the photo, just know that it isn't as dark as it looks. It is a perfect balance of color. If you are looking for a ring that isn't bright silver, then this color is for you. The outer edges of the ring are pretty much true to color in the photo. The center band of the ring is is one to two shades darker with a brushed finish. When you wear this ring and the light catches it, you get a slight flash from the light bouncing off the outer edge. It is truly an attention grabber. This ring is solid. Sizing: If the top of your fingers are thinner than your knuckle then get 1 size smaller (i was a 9 and an 8 fits perfectly). If the top part of your finger is around the same diameter as your knuckle then a half size smaller is the way to go. I have had this ring for a week now and I have received numerous comments on it when people notice it. For the price, I went ahead and bought 2 sizes so as I grow old and my finger grows I will be able to switch to the larger size. This ring is timeless.