This is the third time I have purchased this ring! People think it’s real and I am always getting compliments on how pretty it is. The plating does wear off about 9 months in, but I wear off some about 9 months in, so I wait until it’s on sale and just buy it again. If I were more careful with it, it would probably last longer, but for $7.99, I would just assume to wear it like I would any other ring. I haven’t been disappointed with this ring, even though the plate does wear off. It’s so affordable, you can literally just get a new one!