During the month of January 03- Sears was advertiseing a .50ct diamond engagement ring for $500.00. They offered round, princess and marquise shapes. My brother purchased the Princess cut and moved to Arizona at which time he became engaged. I only saw the ring briefly at the airport before he left and under the flourescent ligthing it appeared white and lifeless with a hint of sparkle if held just right. Grant it this stone is not what most women want in a diamond ring but I would of thought for that price it would of been much worse. Do Pricescope experts agree that for $500.00 it should of been able to enter the ugly diamond contest?