While I bought this ring because I like the way it looked, the reviews had a huge impact on my purchase. After receiving the ring, I'm very pleased with it! The prongs around the center stone do look a little cheap, but it's barely recognizable. It is very demure and real looking. I usually wear a size 9 ring and this was just a tiny bit loose on me. Other than that, this is definitely a great purchase for the amount of money spent!