I'd be the first to admit I'm no expert when it comes to jewelry but my wife has very discerning taste in jewelry. I saw this ring in one of the Groupon promotions and given the price thought I'd take a chance for a surprise gift for my wife. Well, this ring is beautiful! As beautiful in person as in the picture. In fact the picture is absolutely a true representation. And, the most important thing, my wife loves it and especially loves the thought. And no, I'm not telling her how much I paid for it!!