I was a little hesitant to order this ring, because I don't usually order things like this online. I like to see them, touch them, and get a look at them in person. When I saw the picture of this ring online I loved it so much that I went ahead a took a leap of faith and I am so glad that I did. It is truly a beautiful piece, and I could not be happier with my purchase. I have been buying my wife opals since we were teenagers and still do 26 years later so it was nice to get myself something with opal in it. I am also a whiskey fan, so having wood from whiskey staves in the ring is a bonus. In conclusion, I highly recommend this ring, and will say it's much more beautiful in person than in the picture.