with gold prices what they are, what a huge steal. this ring is very sturdy and weighty. Someone before me reviewed that her ring came "matte" or brushed'; mine was not - it was a regular polished sheen, but either way, the ring is a looker!! People always catch a glimpse at it and comment on how simple but beautiful it is. It definitely flatters someone who has long slender fingers. It looks like it was hand-crafted by a jewelry designer. This ring is amazing!!