Received mine in raw bronze a full week before it was due to arrive, and I couldn't be happier. Raw bronze looks completely gold, I can barely tell the difference between this one and a gold band I own, other than this one is not polished. The ring itself is very well crafted (took it off and it didn't break!) and absolutely beautiful. Design detail is extremely accurate, and it's the best fitting ring I ever wore. I own 5 rings, but normally wear only three at the time, and this one instantly became my favourite. Also, buying from John has been an absolute delight and I'm looking forward to doing business with him in the future.