I am not someone who thinks their wedding set should cost the same as their car. But, I love the black diamond design, and that's pricey in stores. I found this ring, and also purchased a 1-carat black solitaire ring from Overstock as my set after an awful experience with Kay Jewelers. If you take advantage of Overstock coupons, you can get an incredible deal! I've had them about 9 months now, and they seem to be holding up great. I get A TON of compliments. But, they do arrive in little baggies. If you're giving this as a gift, definitely pick up a box.