This ring was definitely what I thought it would be when I ordered it, and I'm so glad! Don't get your hopes up too far hoping for huge stones. Imagine its a little bigger than a promise ring, but still great for the job in my opinion. My fiancee is still elated even after the magic of the moment has worn off. This is an GREAT ring for the price, but I can definitely see why some people would be disappointed with it; especially a woman who has certain tastes. Remember, only you know your woman. We are all from different income levels, and live different lives, so what might work for some, may not work for you, and vice versa. I basically decided that I wanted to propose ASAP, and i didn't want to wait even another week. I had already asked her dads permission, so I bought this ring after much searching with the money that I had on hand. My fiancee LOVES the ring! its the same size as her sisters engagement ring was, so shes happy with that. I say, don't spend the big bucks on an engagement ring if you don't have it. Focus more on the actual wedding ring. Besides, she's going to be so happy that it probably wont matter lol.