So after reading these forums for a couple months and taking in all I could about diamonds I went ahead and bought my girlfriend a ring. I enjoyed looking for the diamond and setting a lot more than I thought too. I ended up getting it made from a place called Designs by Shirlee in downtown Matthews, NC. She does amazing work and was a pleasure to work with...she even finished the ring more than a month early!!!! Attached are some pictures of the ring, I decided on a cushion cut diamond and wanted it to look similar to the Harry Winston micropave with a more antique look. I''m very pleased with how it turned out!