The beauty of this ring is definitely dependent on the rhodolite garnet. The first ring I saw had a rather dull stone with a brown tint. However, the second one was a beautiful red/pink color. Needless to say, I bought that one and couldn't be happier. The design of this ring evokes a feeling that it could be a piece from an old "royal" collection, but it is also thoroughly contemporary. I do wish Levian would offer it's rings in other sizes besides a 7. I had to wait 6 weeks to have it downsized through Macy's.