Post # 137
I have a cluster ring, and unfortunately I don’t love it. It’s nice, but not what I wanted… however, it was the economical choice ($900 vs. $4,000) at the time, so it’s what I got. It’s very similar to the ring I did want (same band width, etc.) except I receive a cluster/halo in place of a larger centre diamond. I can live with it–unless DH can find it in his heart to upgrade at some point, lol.
Post # 139
I’m not a fan of the OP’s e-ring. But that is definitely a preference thing. If she likes it, than that’s all that really matters. I wonder what she decided on.
My husband and I decided to upgrade my engagement ring. I was going back and forth. Even went down the solitaire moissanite road. But no. My other dream ring was a flower cluster. One of the only cluster style rings I drool over.
So here is mine:
I paired it with my orginal wedding band, a white gold miligrain (vintage) style band. It looks like they were made for each other.
1 ct flower cluster ring from the Helzberg Symhonies Mozart collection. It has so much detail I can’t stop looking at it. And I don’t think it’s trying to pass off as one large stone. It’s a flower shape. And I think that looks amazing.
Post # 140
I have to chime in after reading all of these comments. Wow. Seems like a lot of people are a bit snooty when it comes to the cluster style of ring. Personally I think they’re quite pretty.
I’ve been married almost 15 years and just recently chose to upgrade to a cluster-style (no pics yet; it’s being sized) that is very similar to the quad-style posted by a couple of ladies further up the thread. My husband told me that I could spend as much as I wanted but I’m not comfortable with the idea of wearing $10,000+ on my finger, so I opted for a very pretty, though much less expensive, halo cluster. Mine isn’t precisely a quad because there are more center diamonds arranged to look like a square, but a few of the diamonds are about the same size as my current .25 carat solitare, so it feels like a huge upgrade.
I did spend some time looking at the larger solitaire rings, but they didn’t do anything for me. At the end of the day I feel good that I got a pretty ring but didn’t have to pick my husband’s pocket to get it.
Post # 141
I’m just going to come right out and say it. That ring is hideous. I, personally do not care for clustered rings however there are some that are very pretty and if it’s what you like then by all means go out and get it. However, this particular ring is just ugly. It’s too busy, too gaudy, and it looks like you trying to have a lot of bling but in a cheap way. It brings too much attention and it looks noticeably cheap. I’m sorry if I’m harsh and I really don’t mean to offend anyone but if I’m being honest with you. I think you can find a much classier and prettier cluster ring than the one pictured above.
Post # 142
I LOVE the cluster because its soooooooo sparkly!!! I’m not wild about it as an engagement ring center stone, because you should have one main center diamond, no matter what the size….& I agree that the cluster kinda is like trying to pass off as one and most don’t like that. I have a cluster ring for my right hand and a cluster tennis bracelet from Zales.
Post # 143
I personally have a clustEr and I really like it! I get a lot of compliments on it IRL 🙂
Post # 144
People, it’s just a ring. I have a cluster with an invisible setting, which I feel was very well done. I’m a flashy girl, and I love bling and shine, so a big ring just matches my personality. I love the big ring, but not a big price. Even if my husband had had $20,000 to throw down on a diamond, just think what that $$ could be used for instead. I don’t think anyone should apologize for wanting the impact of the shine for a smaller price. And, for those who said that it’s smoke and mirrors to fool people and that it’s “cheating”…seriously??? It’s a ring. I like my big shiny ring, but I know it’s not everyone’s taste, and that is fine with me. 🙂
Post # 145
@Jamiezilla: Or you don’t care about the size of the stone and just want something that looks good.
I really like cluster rings, particularly this one:
It’s not a design you could have with a big center stone.
Post # 145
My engagement ring is an edwardian era cluster ring. The center stone is a european cut diamond with minor cut diamonds around It. I just am having a hard time figuring out what kind of wedding band to get… Any suggestions? Just sold gold or diamond band?
Post # 146
That ring is gorgeous
. I think a carved wedding band would look beautiful with that style of ring. It would compliment it without taking away from all that bling!
Post # 147
Hey I LOVE that band! Can I ask where it is from?
Post # 148
I just googled “carved wedding band”. I bet it will come up for you too
Post # 149
I think cluster engagement rings are a great idea especially if you are working within a budget and have your heart set on a certain size. The original posters ring was a bit too much for me in terms of size, but here are some more conservative cluster rings that I think are great and any girl would be lucky to receive! (Me! Me! Me!)
Post # 150
Here is a cluster daisy ring I would LOVE to own and would wear proudly
To me jewelry is not about the bling or impressing others – it is just about what speaks to me . 🙂 I like all different sorts of designs/styles – wish I could collect them all!!