My fiancee and I wanted a ring that was not cheap looking, but that didn't cost a fortune. This wasn't the first marriage for either of us but that didn't make finding the perfect ring any less important. I fell in love with this ring the first time I saw it. It looks even better in person. I get so many compliements on it, and like others have said here, most of my friends think he paid FAR more for it than he did. I don't tell them any different! I've been wearing it for 6 weeks with no problems. I never take it off so it had been through washing dishes and cleaning and held up perfectly.