First of all, just let me say I love jewelry! I know alot about it. I have looked for at least two years for black diamond jewelry. When I recieved a *% coupon from overstock, I bought this ring. Not expecting very much.It looks exactly like one at a major department store that costs - at least twice as much. The black diamonds are very sparkly. You can actually see them- you don't need a microscope!!! The only negetave is the black diamonds could be a shde darker. They are black, but not coal black. But for the price, and the fit and the look, I'm keeping this ring. Even the ones in stores are not always coal black. I want the earrings now!! Thanks overstock!! I really appreciate the great buy!