Im still waiting for the answer to my Galliera question :(
I only recently got mine (pm) but so far no issues w/ the rings. Are you referring to the black marks that the vachetta can get when the rings rub on it? The newer gals have a plastic ridge on the inside of the rings, hard to see but you can feel them. They keep the vachetta from turning dark, so far I haven't had any issues with mine and I've carried it daily since I got it about 3 wks ago I think.
Beautiful haul, love the alma color too! I'd love to see a pic of you rockin' that gm too!