We (me, my brother, and his wife) bought this ring for our mother for Christmas. It looks beautiful in the picture, but the picture does it no justice. When I received it, I was a little shocked to see how much more beautiful it was in person. It sparkles just enough and the quality was much better than I expected. She loved it and so did the rest of us. I don't think I could have found anything better for that price. It was well worth it and is probably worth more than we paid for it! I would recommend this ring to anyone for any occassion.