My fiancee just popped the question with this ring. I picked it out after falling in love with it online but was unsure of what to expect. I was blown away when I saw it in person!! It is an absolutely gorgeous ring, a show stopper for sure! This ring does indeed sparkle like crazy and the center diamond is very brilliant! The diamonds on the side are smaller than I expected but the center diamond was a little bigger than I expected so it definitely makes up for it! I I too can not stop staring at this ring! I agree it is not too over the top that it looks fake but it does have a major bling factor to it!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this ring. You will not be disappointed in this purchase, especially at this price!!