My husband bought this ring for me for my 30th birthday. I had wanted a sapphire ring with diamonds around it, so it was just what I wanted, but a a much lower price! It is a "created" or man-made sapphire, but actually looks very real - it's almost too perfect. The white gold setting is finished nicely as well. This may sound strange, but I have lots of "real" jewelry, and I worry about it, so I don't wear it very often. This one I wear every day and no one know the difference. I get compliments on it all the time as well. I love it!