(Closed) Halo or cluster?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is my ring a Halo or cluster?

    Halo

    Cluster

  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I would call that a halo ring.

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I would call it a halo! It is absolutely gorgeous by the way ๐Ÿ˜

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 1993

    A cluster is when the CENTER stone(s) are more than one. When you have one center surrounded by several small it is a halo. I would find a different jewler. On who knows about jewlery 

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    OMG the bezel halo is to die for!! (is that what you call it?) sooo pretty!

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    Helper bee

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    Mdmc :  Actually that’s incorrect. I suggest you do some further research before you go degrading professionals. 

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    60sbee :  Gorgeous ring, OP! I’d call it a halo myself, but perhaps the more antique-vibe your ring has is why he called it a cluster! Either way – love! 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

    A lot of the antique jewelry I’ve seen in this style, they call it “cluster” maybe one of the more antique savy bees will chime in

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee

    For example, this is an antique cluster ring. There’s clearly ONE center stone, but it is considered a cluster. 

    What the ignorant poster above is referring to is a quad set ring, where multiple stones are put together in a way that mimics one larger center stone. 

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    This looks like a cluster because all of the diamonds have their own setting, while a halo is a circular pave setting. I may be wrong, this is just based on my observation.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee

     

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    sparklesparkle101 :  right, that is a quad ring when it’s four princess cuts, but if cluster rings can take a lot of forms and be composed of different numbers of stones — e.g. a bee I saw today had an oval cluster – many different-sized round stones arranged to form a suggestion of an oval. With that in mind, I’ve generally seen cluster rings defined as rings where multiple stones form a given shape.

     

    Yes the original response was overly snarky, but there’s no reason to be outright aggressive when someone states a common definition, just because (as many have said) the definition is often different between antiques and modern rings.

     

    I’m not well-versed in the difference, but I’d call that a chunky halo since the center stone contrasts with the outer stones, which don’t form a defined solid shape. I could definitely see it called a cluster in the antique sense, but I wouldn’t see it advertised alongside modern-day clusters in a store – more of them look like the “quad” that other extremely informed and educated people have posted. ๐Ÿ˜‡ Either way, call it what you want — it’s absolutely gorgeous.

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    Helper bee

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    60sbee :  It’s because the diamonds in your halo are larger. I have seen the terms halo and cluster used interchangably when referring to vintage rings with larger surrounding diamonds like yours.

    I’ve been told by a jeweler that he only considers rings halos if the halo is made of pave, and that halos with larger diamonds are cluster rings. I highly doubt that your jeweler meant to insult you in any way.

    I also have a personal suspicion that halo is a very modern term (and a subset of cluster rings), and that back in the day all halos were considered cluster rings.

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    60sbee : I’m obsessed with your ring. Doesn’t answer your question, but I stand by it.

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