(Closed) Thoughts on Cluster Rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016 - Weston Hall

It depends on the ring. I don’t really like it when they’re set to look like a single, larger stone (particularly when they’re set into a square shape) but if the setting shows off the cluster, I think they can be gorgeous.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

courtneysokal :  I’m not. But I feel that there are more appropriate ways to voice that opinion. This use of words is written like a statement. If you change around the words you can say “I feel that cluster rings are created to give the impression that they have a larger tcw than they do”. That’s not belitteling, and if someone said that to my face I wouldn’t be offended.

Post # 33
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Busy bee

Not a fan but I could definately learn to love a cluster if I was given one. A lot of clusters look like flowers and I love almost everything that looks like a flower or has floral design 

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

smartsimple :  I don’t care for invisible set clusters, I know a few people who have had to get many repairs to the invisible setting. Other types of clusters such as tolkenbee :  I love her ring and in my head it never crosses my mind this style is “cluster” . 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

concordbee :  I get what scissorgirl : is saying…. As a matter of fact I know of two separate women who have invisible set cluster rings and wanted the illusion of a bigger diamond. One girl was given a quad by her boyfriend and a few days later popped up with a larger invisible set ring with  9 smaller stones that would have in total looked larger than the first ring and her excuse of trading to out was the invisible setting was damaged( yet she got another?). The second girl( very boogie) I know of has a invisible set ring and goes around flaunting it like the stones are one cohesive piece. Both rings are pretty and to each their own. I get what scissor is saying and maybe it is just pressure on women to want to keep up with the jones or pressure to have the biggest and best. I think if someone is happy with their ring that is all that matters. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

… I had no idea I was trying to fake a big ass diamond when I chose my little cluster for how cute and small the stones are! Oh no, I am such a fraud! Surely I must burn in wedding sin hell.

Anyway. I like my cluster. I picked it out myself because it was dainty but had more detail than a 3-stone ring did. But as you can see, clearly it isn’t to everyone’s tastes and some people apparently feel super strongly about them. I suppose it isn’t a safe pick as it isn’t a commonly “accepted” style in its own right.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I had a cluster for my promise ring, but I certainly wouldn’t want one for my engagement ring. I personally would MUCH prefer a small solitaire to a larger cluster. They just seem kinda cheap and sad to me, sorry. I don’t mean to be rude, but since you asked… 😕 I also hear that they lose stones relatively easily compared to a more secure structure. 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

I think it really depends on the design of the ring. I don’t mind cluster rings but it really depends on the design itself. Just like all the other rings

Post # 39
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Busy bee

Mandy0721 :  I’m not saying that that doesn’t happen– there are totally people who try to pretend clusters are single stones. But not all people do, and her comment that “you are trying to fake what you cannot afford” just seemed very definitive and harsh, when really there are just people who like the look of an invisible cluster for what it is or who are happy to tell people that their ring is a cluster and that they chose it to save a bit of money, if that’s the case. It’s just not fair to say that that’s the only reason to get one, or that people shouldn’t be allowed to get the look of a three carat diamond in a more creative way. I think invisible clusters are a pretty brilliant idea personally. Like I said, I don’t argue that some people try to fake it till they make it, I just think it’s harsh to immediately look down one’s nose at it when the wearer’s motivations haven’t been made totally clear. 

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I personally do not like cluster rings. I would prefer a single stone. They are just not for everyone. Good luck!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m not a fan, but to each her own! 

Post # 42
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Worker bee

Clusters are really cute if done right! Personally, I’m not a fan but it’s not really my style. 

I’m from a small town so most people actually have clusters for e-rings! They love them as much as I love mine – and at the end of the day, a man (or woman) has decided (for some reason) to spend the entire lives with us. 🙂 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

I personally would not want an invisible cluster ring. They are not to my taste – however, I wouldnt mind something like the rings posted above where it was a somewhat larger stone in the center, surrounded by stones in a more halo like setting – the victorian cluster? I think the invisible clusters are too trendy? I’d rather have something that is going to be a little more timeless, or vintage.

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee

Never wanted one and probably wouldn’t be happy with one. 

I had a very specific type of ring I wanted though. I would ask your friend her opinions on them and do some digging for her bf. 

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

I don’t like quad or invisible set clusters. This is the kind of cluster I like:

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