This was my engagement ring and I think its perfect. The 12 stones looks so much more unique than the typical 3, and it holds up to alot of abuse from my job (salt water, dirt, blood/guts, cleaners). My only caution is if you need to get it sized - the 4 stones in each group are in what's called a invisible or floating setting. This means if you need to get it sized down (by cutting the band and melting it back together) all the diamonds could fall out. I was hard pressed to find a jeweler who would even touch it. But all in all, its still as sparkly and gorgeous as the day I said yes!