I really wanted an asscher engagement ring, but everywhere my fiance and I looked, they seemed way out of our price range. We found this ring, and was a little concerned about the center stone size (1/3 ct), wondering if the cut would be visible or not. My worries vanished when he put the ring on my finger. The center stone is very beautiful and very clear. The picture on here does not do the cut justice. The pave setting is gorgeous, and makes the ring appear very large, and creates such sparkle. The center diamond is not cut very deep, but this does not, in my opinion, effect its brillance or sparkle. The raised setting is very unique and really makes the ring pop. The only thing is I would have ordered it a 1/2 size smaller, as it seems from other reviews, most O rings are sized a little bigger. If you like the asscher cut and vintage style, I would definitely recommend this ring.