I bought this ring in 2009 and have worn it every day for the last three years. It has been a fantastic purchase.
The ring still looks as new as the day I bought it; and as someone who has attempted to scratch it on concrete (to show off to friends), opened multiple beer bottles with it, lifted barbells with it on (I had to stop doing that because I developed a blister), I feel qualified to tell you that you cannot deface this ring unless you throw it into a volcano or vat of acid. Even then I'm not entirely confident the ring would actually be destroyed.
Yes, I do show off this ring to friends. It is typically about five times heavier than everyone else's ring, and it has a more solid feel to it. And it's always shinier. I haven't taken it even once to a jeweler for maintenance.
The price is far cheaper than anything I could find locally at the time. I dug up this link because I wanted to buy this same ring, only bigger. See, my wife has succeeded in expanding my waistline, and ring size along with it. Seeing as how the price hasn't increased, and it is still the cheapest of its kind, I have no reason to not buy it again. I figured I'd write the review while I'm here.
The only drawback I have with this ring is that it is not possible to re-size it--due to its chemical makeup, it will shatter if you try to re-size it. So if you weigh 170 pounds and buy a size 9.5 and marry a woman who can make unrealistically incredible ribs, be prepared to buy another ring in a couple of years. I ain't even mad, all things considered.
A++++++++++++ will buy again