I've told you this before: I absolutely hate fake jewelry! Can't deal with it... I hate when I get a cheap ring, wear it for a day, and then the outside coating starts to come off, making it all crusty and yucky... and of course making my finger all green. I hate that. HATE. So I've stopped buying fake stuff... It's a freaking waste of money because I know I always just end up trowing it away. And I've invested in some more expensive pieces.
I absolutely prefer sterling silver jewelry. I don't really like gold -- yellow gold to be precise. I find it tacky and not that classy. And the other kinds of gold are rather more expnsiive. So I've settled for silver. I honestly rather spend a little extra, and have something really nice, that will last and that looks good, elegant and classy... And that actually has some value.
This beautiful ring it's if from Stone By Stone, and it's really really nice. Stone by Stone it's a chain of stores that sell jewelry with minerals and semi-precious stones. They have a lot of awesome stuff at a really affordable prices. Mostly, they have pieces with a specific mineral, for example, a pendent with a small pink amethyst stone, or earnings with a piece of quartz. And if you are super into crystals and crystal healing, and this is a good place to get really nice, elegant pieces with a crystal of you choice, because they do have an huge variety of crystals and stones available!
BUT... they also have plain silver jewelry that is absolutely stunning. And not that expensive at all. This one was 19.99€, but it's 925 Silver and it has a lot of zircons.
I own a bunch of Pandora stuff. Pandora rings are all stunning, but as you probably know, they are extremely over priced -- at least in my opinion! And for me, this one is just as cute and as nice as the Pandora ones that I have. If this was a Pandora ring, it would cost 3 times more... It's so light and comfortable that I always forget that I'm wearing it! I am absolutely obsessed with it and I haven't taken it of since I got it.