Buying online is always a chance and I was more than nervous about my now fiance purchasing this ring set over the set I "thought" I loved in a well known jeweler for $2,999. After reviewing every review over and over and watching the video and looking at the photos of this ring set we decided this would be the one and worst case scenario we would return it and purchase the ring from the store we had seen. My fiance purchased this ring sooner than expected and proposed to me New Year's morning 2010! I can not express the amazement I felt once I was able to actually see it in person! It is so much better than I imagined it would be! It sparkles so much and the clarity is amazing! Something similar to this would be so much more in price and that would be just the ring. Here you get the set for an amazing price and it is more beautiful than words could express. I was nervous about the carat size 1/3 after looking at 1 carat at the jeweler but let me say all the stones that surround the center stone make the 1/3 look bigger but not over done. The band is thin but goes perfectly with the ring. The width doesn't take up too much of your finger and it is very comfortable. I highly recommend this to the point where I had to write a review which I have NEVER done on anything! I hope I was informative to anyone who is considering purchasing this set! Who ever you give it to will be more than impressed! LOVE MY RING!!!