I love this ring. I was widowed after 27 years of marriage and I wanted something to serve as a widow's ring -- something with black diamond to represent loss and absence and white diamonds to represent light and my continued life. My husband was into ancient Egypt, and this ring's Egyptian eye look made it perfect for memorializing him and our lufe together. It looks delicate and vaguely vintage, it sparkles just enough and does not look like an engagement ring. This is my purpose for it, but it does not look like a "mourning" ring so don't let that sway you. It is a beautiful ring in its own right.