I purchased this ring around 12/2011 and I have to say that I was shocked. The pictures on the website really don't do it justice. Its very well made and looks great! And lets face it... I'm a guy. All I can say is that she loved it and her reaction was priceless when I popped the question. Plus as a bonus every other woman that saw the ring came and told me personally that I did an amazing job. And that's all that really matters!