Either I was tired or distracted when I first got the ring and examined it, I was not impressed. I left it in its packaging for a couple of day and looked at it again in the daylight, where I found it quite striking. Though the diamonds were quite miniscule, one will have to rotate the ring around to find the sparkly side from the 'finished' side. In all it is a very versatile ring. You can dress it up and down and it does not take away from any outfit. A very nice casual ring to have.