J29196 - Steel by Design Inspirational Band Ring
Xmas shopping done early!
These were the lunch time special for under $9 so I picked up two. One for me and one for my best friend for Xmas. i thought they would make a great BF xmas gift. I dont know if the black wears off because I havent worn it yet. It does look great right out of the box.
Pretty, But Black Does Wear Off
I liked this ring at first - nice weight, smooth inside. But after wearing it for 2 weeks, the black in the lettering is wearing off already. Disappointing.
Less than an inspiration
I bought this ring in a size 9 and wear it on my thumb and index finger - very versatile if you want to wear it on other fingers or even as a toe ring. I loved this ring at first with its attractive, smooth design, but when the letters started to rub off after a couple of weeks I wore it less and less. They should have put a glaze or something like that over the lettering so the black wouldn’t rub off so easily. The black etching is what makes the ring really stand out! Maybe I will do what the other reviewer said and re-black the lettering with some India ink - THANK YOU! Also, I was a little disappointed that the letters were so small; they could have been a tad bit bigger or designed it with a bolder look. I was going to ship it back, but changed my mind as I haven’t seen rings like this in a department store recently and I didn’t want to pay the return label fee. Although this is an attractive ring and I have received compliments on it, I don’t think I would recommend this ring, however I would still purchase Steel by Design products. Overall, I do like the ring and it is nice, it’s just as impressive to me anymore!
the "e" in love was messed up. it looked like it has an accent over the "e" in love. Black words not engraved deeply enough so I could see how it could wear the words off. The ring has a good feel. A good weight and smooth. I could have almost used a 5 instead of 6 on my ring finger. I returned this item but will buy more steel by design.
WONDERFUL UNISEX RING
First of all, my thanks to the two people who answered my question about this ring. Both said it works for men or women and both were absolutely correct. I purchased the ring for my 18 year old nephew and I know he will love it and the message it carries. The words surrounding the entire ring, are not as bold as they appear on line. Actually, I like that. They're almost like a secret wish from me to him, or from any giver to the recipient. I think it's a great gift ring, especially for young people. I would be concerned about giving a young guy a sterling ring, just because I don't see a young guy taking time to play with shining or tarnish. Stainless stell is a "manly metal!" Just kidding about the manly - but truly how do you beat stainless steel for durability and low maintenance???? I love the ring, I "believe" and "hope" he will too (he won't get it 'til next week on his birthday).
Love this ring
I own this ring. I saw it was on waitlist for over 6 months. I renewed my waitlist because I wanted it for my middle finger. When it arrived it was everything that I thought it would be. I have recieved several compliments on it and almost two years later its just as nice, (perhaps a little scratched) and I still wear it a great deal. I think the only thing I would change about this little gem, is that I would make the writing a little bigger, and make sure that the writing is able to be read, because the writing does turn lighter as the time goes by. Other then that...the ring is a keeper.
Love it! Re-black the words yourself if necessary
I love this ring and the inspirational messages written on it. I haven't had it long enough to find out if the black in the words will wear off but am not worried.
Here's how you can re-black the words yourself: go to an art store and buy a bottle of india ink and 'paint' the groves of the words. Wipe off the excess that gets on the metal part of the ring when it dries with a soft cloth. And you have a brand new ring with 'perfect;' black words!!!! I've done this to some of my other rings. It save a lot of money by my not having to take the ring to the jeweler.
Nice but rubs off
While I loved this ring at first. The black wears off and it makes the ring look tacky. Once all the black is worn off, the ring looks better b/c it's all in the steel design, but the in between makes this ring not so great.
Love it so far, I have not had the black letters fade yet like some of the other reviewer. Everyone stares at this ring, also very comfortable to wear.
pretty ring at first
i understand that this ring is not expensive but i really thought it would last longer than it did. After about three weeks wearing it all the black wore off the lettering,got really dull and scratched up ended up trashing it.It looked awful.
I bought this in a small size and wear it as a necklace. I get a LOT of compliments on it. I haven't had a problem with the writing wearing off.
This ring is ok
I bought this ring for my thirteen year old daughter to use as a purity ring. She was thrilled with the way it looked and fit. She has been wearing it a little over a week and the black has come off the words. You can still tell what the words are but that is really not the point. She wants to keep the ring but I thought quality control and other customers should know about the lettering.