I bought this ring as a promise ring for my girlfriend. When she opened up the box she was absolutely in shock. i explained to her with our financial situation i couldn't go out and afford the $200 or so ring that she was looking at. her response was "Are you kidding me this blows the other ring away!" thank you so much LITB! not only could i afford this but you have made my girl friend the happiest ever with this ring! If you have doubts about getting this ring DON'T its AMAZING!