The ring is absolutely gorgeous! The center diamond is very brilliant and sparkly. I am updating my 15 year old wedding rings. This was the second ring I selected after sending back the first because I just wasn't "in love" with it. I'm in love with this one! I had debated between this and the one with the larger center stone primarily because I (thought) I liked the design of the gold band on the other one better. I'm glad I purchased this ring as the stone is the perfect size; any larger may look too fake or flashy. I saw this exact ring at a much higher price through another vendor so I'm very pleased with my purchase.