This is a very nice Gold Nugget Ring, fragile in nature, but strong in support. Not a ring you would want to wear working in the garden. Though you could if you wanted to.The gold nuggets in this ring come from Alaskas streams, rivers, hard rock beds and mines. Gold nuggets are getting harder to find, so because of that they are worth more than refined gold. They are used to be collected, and used in art form as well. This ring would make a fine addition to your collection. If you have any questions please ask.