" This ring is absolutely gorgeous and I havent taken it off since recieving it. But when buying this ring, be careful not to take the string off of the bands. This string protects you from well....insanity. I unfortunately took off the string and my ring separated into the 4 separate bands. Luckily I found a website that gave me instructions on how to reassemble it. My dad put it back together and it was fine, but I have to admit I'm a little distraut about how there is no indication or warning telling people not to take it off. If this does happen to you, google "puzzle ring solutions" and there are many websites to guide you in restoring your ring to normal. "