I bought this ring for my husband and I to use as substitute wedding bands while on a mission (you're told to leave expensive and sentimental jewelry behind.). We both love the design, but the black enamel or oxidation (not sure which it is) has rubbed off in the past 7 months. On my band, it is nearly all gone. On his (because he doesn't wash dishes and clean much) his has been more durable, but even so, his has lost a good portion of the black enamel or oxidation. This is a wonderful ring, but, this problem with the design needs to be addressed.