I bought this ring for my girlfriend and proposed to her over a recent vacation. She LOVES it. It came with a certification card that has a suggested retail value listed at seven thousand dollars. I had it appraised at two jewelers, one told me five thousand, four hundred dollars, and the other said six thousand, two hundred dollars. Either way I am impressed at this ring that cost less than two grand. I would suggest this to anyone, as it really stands out and looks larger than 3/4 of a carat.