I took an engraving class by Diane Scalese about 4 years ago, and I started engraving again a few months ago. The first ring: I did a few months ago.
These are my ring blanks:
The blanks are aluminum tubing, polished, then cut to size.
This is the ring I made for my friend:
The ring turned out pretty well. I couldn't get the little hearts for the "i's" to turn out right. Other than that I'm pretty happy. And so is my friend!