I have to admit I did hesitate before buying this because of the price but it has exceeded my expectations. The mother of pearl picks up colors from whatever I am wearing and complements it. The ring is very well crafted and could conceivably last forever provided you don't immerse it in water. I worried about it catching on things but it is very easy to wear and just lovely. The contrast of it's gold bezel really sets the stone to catch the eye. Quality all the way and nothing flimsy about it. Thrilled with my splurge. A piece you could pass on to your daughters.