My first engagement ring was from the Neil Lane collection and was nothing but problems. I was getting VERY upset because i was bringing the ring in to the shop more than wearing and enjoying it, so after 3 trips to the shop to get fixed i said enough with the ring and asked to return it for a different style. Today I picked out this ring and really like it...actually more than my original! I am so surprised and satisfied. This ring itself just looks like it is going to hold up and is better made than the other. As of right now I am very satisfied! The style is really nice and I plan on just buying a plain straight wedding band to go with it (it actually doesn't look awful with just a plain jane band!).