I asked my girlfriend to marry me the other night, and she absolutely loves the ring. Several people have said it's beautiful. Even my mom who thought the idea of a 3 stone ring (she got married in the 70's) was stupid thought it looked really nice. I also paid about the same price as my brother did (3 years ago) when he proposed to his (now) wife. He got a .5 carrot ring of the same color and clarity, whereas this is a full carrot.