This ring has carries a message. This is the Chinese symbol for “Courage”. I can make any symbol for this ring. If you let me know the word that is meaningful to you, I will look up the Chinese symbol and make it in to the ring. These are kind of fun to wear and are an inspiration to wear. The top of the ring is Sterling Silver and the image has been pierced out and riveted to a piece of Copper. The rivets are Copper as well. Then a piece of patterned wire is made into the ring shank. The ring was given a patina finish to make the symbol really pop out. I love this ring! It makes a great gift. I can also make it into a pendant!