My boyfriend and I purchsed this ring as my engagement ring. It is overall very beautiful...there were only two things that surprised us a bit: the height of the 3 center stones [[the black diamonds]] was a little higher than expected, but it's still gorgeous [it looks better when paired with a wedding band] and the second surprise was how thin the band is. It's beautiful and dainty, but very thin [width wise] so keep that in mand when purchasing.The ring is very comfortable, and stunning in the light. Black diamonds have always caught my eye...they're more elegant and meaningful than the traditional "white sparkle" of a white diamond. and the black diamonds still sparkle.