and it made a great engagement ring. this ring is unique but classy, which is hard to find. it sells on the zales website for about ****, so this was a great deal. also i received it a day before it was due to arrive, which was great :D the diamond is clear and sparkly and the sapphires are a little pinker than the pictures show, but thats fine with both of us. the only thing i wish was different was if the side stones were customizable (ie i could have used her birthstone) but thats up to the manufacturer. overall a great ring and i would recommend this to any guy looking to impress his soon to be fiance with an affordable ring that still has a 'wow' factor.