I'm turning 26 in a few weeks and all my friends are now engaged (except for me). I wanted a "me ring"--something elegant and stylish that I could really feel proud of having enough $$ to afford. This ring does the trick. Black diamonds are beautiful gems (the picture does not do them justice) and the white diamonds on this really pop. Now, I do have tiny hands, so I liked how petite and elegant this ring is--if you're going for big and brilliant do a 1 ct solitaire. This is about understated class. The only criticism I have--or should I say warning--would be that you can't really trust the sizing chart they offer here. Mine is about a half-size too big--but I can easily get it resized at a jeweler. Love, love, love it.