I finally got around to ordering my banded ring in silver. It arrived earlier this week and even unpolished, it looked so cool! Dunno why I didn't order silver earlier. and here it is all finished up: I wrote a blog post on the process, if anyone's interested http://owlposse.com/blog/2012/09/3d-printing-know-how/ Shapeways delivered ahead of promised time as per usual for my orders. Fabulous work guys.