ADVANTAGES: The clarity and shine of the three diamonds is very pretty in any light, the setting is very pretty and it is not a tall ring to wear. It is very tasteful and elegant, and very comfortable. As far as good value for under $500, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring with real Lucida diamonds.DISADVANTAGES: The ring's central stone does look a lot bigger in the picture. Actually, all three diamonds in my particular ring were the same size, whereas I was led to believe it would have a larger central diamond. The gold band is hollow, very, very light..