(Closed) Thoughts on Cluster Rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

At the end of the day, he knows her best. I don’t have a cluster ring, so I can’t be too helpful beyond giving my personal opinion. I’m not a huge fan of “chunky” rings (just personal taste) and a lot of clusters give off that look intentionally. Dainty clusters, though, give off a pretty, vintage feel to me. Like this one from Rosado’s Box:

Post # 17
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776 posts
Busy bee

Honestly, I am not a fan of cluster rings. I have a right hand cluster ring that is sort of vintage looking that is really pretty, but I almost uniformly detest cluster engagement rings. That being said, I have a friend who has one and loves it. I would check in with the person he’s marrying since it’s such a love or hate kind of thing. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I really like the look of a vintage cluster. When I first saw this post, I thought that is what you were referring to. If you Google “victorian cluster” that is what comes up. Its one large center stone with stones around it (almost like the original halo lol). I think those are really classy and sparkle.

But the mroe recent cluster rings I don’t like unless they’re modern looking. They’re gaining popularity though so they might be coming out with cool designs!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

tolkenbee :  Your ring is so pretty! That’s the kind of delicate looking cluster I think is so timeless and beautiful. But like you said, to each their own.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Fitzy :  Thank you. I love my ring so much and wouldn’t trade it for the world. IRL I get so many compliments as well.

I think maybe my post comes across a bit full-on, but I’m just honestly so tired of people on the internet putting their own judgements into my reasons for wanting a cluster. When I first got my ring I was actually a bit self-conscious because I thought it was too large!

Post # 21
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744 posts
Busy bee

Not a big fan

Would not have been happy with one. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

concordbee : *shrug* you can call me snobby if you want. I’ve said a few times on here that I’d rather a smaller real diamond than a larger simulant, and explained why. If someone else wants a larger simulant, that is their choice. I gave my opinion on why I don’t like em. No one has to agree with me.

   tolkenbee :  Invisible set clusters are actually incredibly fragile – which is what I was talking about. They have to cut the diamonds to notch together. If 1/4 of the diamonds get damaged/chipped/come loose, the rest will fall out. Yours is not what I was considering, as I specified. Yours is prong set, and each diamond is likely as secure as any other. They aren’t relying on each other for the strength. Sorry if that offended you, but what I said is true for invisible set.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have a quad set princess cut ring that I wear on my right hand.  I personally think it’s beautiful. There are lots of cluster rings that are gorgeous and some people just prefer that look. Just because there are smaller stones grouped together doesn’t mean they are lower quality. ..some are, but not all of them. Mine was also over $1,500.00…so it wasn’t a cheap ring. 

I agree with some of the others though as to try and find out if that’s the type of ring she wants. Good luck! 

Post # 25
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783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

smartsimple :  I have no problem with cluster rings. I don’t own one myself, and for my engagement ring I would probably prefer a non-cluster ring, but as long it has quality diamonds (or whatever stone it is) and is well made, I think it can be absolutely beautiful!

I think clusters have sort of a bad name because there are quite a few poor quality rings out there, that look cheap and gaudy. But I’ve seen some very beautiful ones as well, so it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

scissorgirl :  I know that mine is not the same as an invisible cluster, but I know more people with halos and paves having had stones fall out than people with invisible clusters. I also know that by specifying that you don’t like invisible clusters you technically didn’t mean my ring, so I’m not offended on behalf of my ring.

I do, however, find it very rude to say “you’re trying to fake what you can’t afford”.  You have a right to your opinion but you do not have a right to belittle everyone with a(n invisible) cluster just because it’s not your personal style.

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

sarathemermaid :  This is what I always think off too (in part because my own antique ring is a cluster ring). They are the predecessors to the more “delicate” modern halo. But these are all cluster rings to me (and described as such), and I would wear any of them:

 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

tolkenbee :  That is her impression of a cluster ring though. You can’t force people to not think that. I don’t think she was belittling. When I see a cluster, I automatically think that the person with that style could not afford to have a single stone of that size, so they are trying to achieve it with a cluster setting. It’s just where my mind goes when I see that style of ring. I don’t think anything less of the person wearing it, just my impression of that style of ring.

Post # 30
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Blushing bee

I love the shape of my ring. And in person it’s obvious it’s not a single stone and that’s what i like about it. I’ve had a large diamond solitare before, but I just prefer the setting my ring is. It really depends on her personality. Stones falling out with a cluster or micropave setting is definitely something to take into account though. Either way someone will judge at some point no matter what ring setting someoe goes with. 

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