When I got the ring it did not look as I was expecting it to - I thought it would be more "hammered" looking and more rough. It is very clean-looking. I also thought it would be more of a chunky ring when it is not - it is delicate. That said, I thought the way the stone was set was unusual (which I liked) and the stone has some nice fire (which I also liked) -- so I kept the ring. For the size of the ring - I think the price is too high - personally. I will add that I have purchased other Novico items and have always been pleased with the quality.