(Closed) Difference between Halo and Cluster

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
9898 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

A halo refers to the stones around a centerstone.

A cluster ring has a bunch of smaller stones clustered together rather than one center stone.

A halo cluster would have a circle of stones around the clustered stones with no one center stone.

Post # 3
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Gloucestershire, UK

A halo ring is usually a diamond (or other gem) surrounded by a ‘halo’ of diamonds (or other gems!) A bit like…

A cluster ring is typically a cluster of diamonds (or other gems), sometimes shaped together so that it resembles one gem. Like… 

And a halo cluster… 

Post # 6
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Gloucestershire, UK

mpie79 :  More that, they’re clustered together, rather than it being about size. Clusters can be made of big, or small or even mixed size stones!

Post # 7
5158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Mine is actually considered an antique cluster. Today I see people describe them as halos, but antique vendors and so on still call them clusters:

These are also considered to be antique clusters:


Modern clusters tend to be more like this, several smaller stones “clustered” together:

Clusters like this were popular in the 60s-80s:


But to make things confusing, rings like this are also often called clusters:

I associate the term halo with more modern rings, generally a distinguishable larger centre stone with much smaller melee halo stones:

Post # 9
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

RayKay :  you are correct, daisy cluster is the term I’ve heard used most often regarding that style rings! Mine is also a daisy cluster, love it to death!

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