I bought this ring because of the size and shape of the cut. I immediately took it to two separate independent jewelers to have it looked at and both appraised it at over twice what I payed for it. Both felt it was solidly mounted and the cut was done really well. I honestly feel i got an amazing deal. The diamond does have some slight flaws that it you look close enough you can see; but you will not find a bigger or prettier diamond than this without paying twice as much anywhere locally. Trust me i looked at every mall, independent and website jeweler for two months. The overstock customer service was amazing too.