I recently received this as my engagement ring. I LOVE IT. It is very striking and stands up proud. It comes in a very sweet blue velvet box with a tasteful bow on it. My fiance and I agreed that we would not go in debt for a ring. I wanted a one carat solitaire and you CANNOT get that in a jewelry store for this price. Our local jeweler quoted $11,500 for a one carat princess cut diamond with white gold band. No. Way. This ring is beautiful and such a pretty and nice sized diamond but it is not certified and I can see visible flaws in the diamond -- some dark spots. But you can only tell if you sit and stare at it a lot like I do. I still think I'm a lucky girl even though it isn't flawless. If you want a pretty ring that doesn't break the bank this is for you. But if clarity and cut and all of that is really important to you then you will have to spend more $.