I was given this ring along with the matching necklace for Valentines day in 2011. I wear it every day and have it checked at the Eau Claire store and have never had any problems other than when I wash my hands in bleach and forget to take it off and the silver turns black. They clean it and it is gorgeous once again. I get so many compliments on it a year and a half later. He did a fantastic job when he surprised me with the opal ring and matching necklace and also the opal earrings he picked out to go with the set. I love it!!