The watch looks amazing, I've received many compliments from friends and family for it. It will help you stand out with it's gold tones. I was looking for a quality watch that has a full gold-toned finish that wouldn't break the bank and this pretty much checked all of my boxes! The blue face is very dark as others have mentioned, but this is exactly what I want. It looks almost black without a lot of light. I believe that the 8 diamonds are in fact real as well. Highly recommended to buy for yourself, friend, or loved one. I will include some pictures and hopefully a video to display the watch face.