"I received my ring by Fed-Ex today. It far surpasses my expectations. I was a bit worried that the stone color might have too much orange or brown tone in it. However, the red qualities of the garnet are highlighted by the faceted cut stone. It has just enough dark tones to distinguish it from a red ruby. The picture on the Zales Jewelry page doesn't do this ring justice. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the rope carving on the sides is raised above the shank. That little touch makes the ring very masculine. Also, the stone is set even with the top of the shank. That should help protect the stone. I would definetely recommend this ring to anyone who is looking for a genuine garnet at a reasonable price."