I think you can see why I could not resist this ring. It is so unusual with the fluted upper and lower sections. And the center is set with a lovely purple stone. The band splays out in three pieces with roping detain in the center. Ring is size 12 and marked Sterling. It has a maker's mark on the other side but I couldn't quite make it out. I have not cleaned it so it does have old patina. This ring is in excellent condition.