I was half expecting a horrible ring based on the other reviews, but I was ecstatic when I saw it. It was better than I could have imagined. It sat high enough to put a ring guard around it! ( a future gift!) but not as high as previous reviews would lead you to believe. It is radiant and beautiful! It catches the light and is breathtaking! I am VERY pleased, and my Fiance was exstatic...Very Happy!