I did not want to buy a thin, light, ring. This is my second time around and I have a little experience. Most people obsess about the center diamond. Just buy a GIA, or EGL certified diamond and you know what you get. The ring is something else. I looked for lots of gold, good color small diamonds and reputation of the site. That is why I bought this ring. It is a great choice, and half the price of a jewelry store.