My husband was showing his ring to his friend and it dropped onto the ground(cement) a piece of the ring chipped off.... he continued to wear it until we replaced it. A week after the chip he noticed a crack developing up from where the chip in the ring was. When we first got the ring he loved it... the look ... design... color... weight. Everything about it was nice. Except it didn't last!!!! :( I am so sad about it. A few friends have tungsten carbide rings and their rings have held up nicely. The reason why we chose a tungsten ring is because of it's durability. My husband is in the Army and serving in Iraq so we needed a durable, strong ring. After further research(because I just couldn't understand how this could happen to tungsten) some of the tungsten rings can chip or crack if dropped if they aren't made with nickel alloy. Some rings are made with a different alloy that makes the ring less durable. This ring doesn't specify if nickel alloy is used ... but I am assuming it is NOT! If you do decide to buy this ring(after all it is a nice looking ring!!!)... make sure you get the protection plan just in case it cracks... !! Unfortunately we didn't purchase the protection plan... Oh yeah... and order a 1/2 size smaller.