Post # 1
New bee here after stalking for awhile!! I am pretty sure I decided on the E-Ring I’d like Fiance & I to purchase! (after being engaged 6 months, and our 8/18/12 wedding quickly approaching!) What do you think? Its 2 ct. Do you have a cluster ring? Whats your opinions on cluster rings?
Post # 3
This is your first post, and that’s gonna make me feel bad, but you did ask for opinions on cluster rings. Personally, I don’t like them. I think it’s a way to get more sparkle for less money than a solid diamond. I would much prefer a single, sizeable (not necessarily big) diamond of good quality than 7 tiny ones stuck together.
That said, I have very clean and simple taste. If you like bling and that appeals to you more than something simpler, go for it. It’s yours, and you’re wearing it forever. You’re the only one that has to like it! I mean, hopefully your Fiance too.
Congrats on picking a ring! I was engaged 2 months before I got one, and I was so excited when I did get it. 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve known people who have had cluster rings and they all love them. It does give you a bigger ring for your buck but honestly I would much rather prefer a smaller single diamond then bigger cluster ring. But if you love the ring and can imagine looking down at your finger and being happy then go for it; if you think you will look down at your finger and wish it were a solid diamond then I don’t recommend it.
Post # 6
Some people really love that look, personally, if I was going to go with a lot of smaller diamonds I’d go with a really nice pave band instead. There’s no rule that says you have to have a “main” diamond at the top anyways! But again, it totally depends on your taste, it’s your ring and you’re the one that’s going to wear it!
Post # 7
That ring has so much going on, different shapes of stones, a double halo around the main cluster, triple band… to be honest it looks more like a cocktail ring to me or a super bowl ring than an engagement ring. Just being honest, but then I am a solitaire girl myself.
Post # 8
@AshleyR83: Me three. Well said.
Post # 9
If it’s your thing, then go for it.
Post # 10
If YOU love it, that’s all that matters. I personally don’t care for them, but that’s me. The few that I’ve seen in person (certainly not ALL of them, just the ones I’ve seen IRL) seemed to be made of smaller / less quality stones that looked great for a day or two, but lost their sparkle and looked kind of dull quickly. However, if you’re going for lots of bling and a big look on a smaller budget, they’re a great compromise!
Post # 11
it’skind of hard to tell whats going on in this ring..i have a halo but i’m not a huge fan of cluster rings. But if you love it go for it! 🙂 it will really sparkle i’m sure
Post # 12
It’s big, bold, and hella sparkly!
I think they can look gorgeous in the store when they are perfectly clean, but I see all those crevices as magnets for makeup, dirt, oil, etc. I’d be brusing it with a toothbrush daily which might get old…
Post # 13
I really like vintage-y cluster rings. I’ve seen a couple of gorgeous antique cluster rings with rose cut diamonds that I would totally rock. I have a diamond cluster ring with a princess and two half moons forming a heart, and it’s pretty, but sometimes I wish it was just one bigger diamond. Clusters can be gorgeous, just depends on the style,
Post # 14
They are NOT good, and that particular one is gaudy and cheap looking What is it that you like about it? Maybe we can find a better version.
Post # 15
@sweetpea87: I agree. whenever I see a composite ring, I think “that ring is not fooling anybody.” sorry, sorry!!! but you did ask for honest opinions.
personally, if I really had my heart set on a big center stone but couldn’t afford it, I’d much rather have a moissanite or high quality diamond simulant, and then upgrade later when we could afford it.
Post # 16
Really depends on her personal style. I think it’s fine, but I wouldn’t be quick to judge that she got it because her pockets weren’t deep enough. However, I do want to say that I thought of it more as a right-hand ring than e-ring.
My first engagement ring was a bypass cluster of four princess cut diamonds at .25 carat each, so its TCW was about 1. It was even labeled a “promise ring”. It was $300ish and before moissanite hit the scene.
If this is the ring you absolutely love, go for it!