I bought this ring expecting a semi-cheaply made ring that would give me the infamous "green line" on my finger. When the ring came I was so surprised by the quality! It is a nice metal-feeling material and is sturdy. The words on the ring are clear when read up close and all of my friends (and me) are so impressed by how many words this little ring holds on it!! I have had it for two weeks and have worn it nonstop, yet nothing has tarnished or faded, and it has not turned my finger green. I love this ring so much and I wear it every day.