My husband bought this for me before our wedding, originally as the band to go with my engagement ring (a large princess cut solitaire). While this 1/2 carat band is pretty, and has the right cut of stone to match my engagement ring, the picture on the site here gives a somewhat false impression of its overall size. The band is very narrow; on the back side of the ring where there are no stones, the gold is so thin that we were both concerned that it would wear through very quickly and possibly snap. As it was to be my wedding band, this just wasn't acceptable. We wanted (and expected) something that would last forever, just as we anticipate our marriage will! The happy ending (due to deciding not to use this as my wedding band) was that we found matching platinum bands instead and I wound up keeping this ring and wearing it on my right hand. It has been months now since I started wearing it, and just as we feared, the ring is wearing a bit thinner on the backside. The gold has not retained the shine, despite using a very expensive and high quality gold jewelry cleansing cloth. It's noticeable around the diamond setting portion, but especially so on the backside (palm portion) of the band. It looks like old sterling silver rather than white gold.If you're looking to find a ring with a half carat weight of diamonds, you might want to look around here on Overstock a bit more (they do have some wonderfully spectacular rings, this one just isn't one of my happier buys) as they have quite a few in various styles, weights and sizes. I won't say not to buy this ring because it is still an attractive piece; I just don't think it's nice enough to spend in the neighborhood of $500.00 on when there are others here on Overstock that are in the same price range but are nicer (I've bought a few over the years). Of course, this is a subjective review, and just my opinion. According to most of the other reviews, it's a perfect, happy purchase, just not my dream wedding band. Happy shopping!!
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No