(Closed) Thoughts on Cluster Rings

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Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

AdrianaPB :  Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 62
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 Here  is A picture of My cluster ring.  I chose this one because every time I went in the store, I knew it was mine.  I looked at solitaires ovals, pears, halos, any kind of ring you can think.  But, this one was mine, I knew it when I first put it on.  Tell him to ask her and see what she likes.  Or take her in the store to browse.  The ring have to fit her, not anyone else’s style. As far as pros/cons, I don’t have any cons.  As far as pros, I’m blinging & I love my ring!

Post # 63
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Bee Keeper

peegee :  y’all are over here like “ew poor people pretending they have money”. 

You nailed it. Anyone that concerned about how others appear is clearly status obsessed. Who has time? People I know with actual money don’t care about that kind of thing. My guess is anyone offended about those kind of appearances is cash poor and bitter about it.

Post # 64
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t intentionally set out to get a cluster. I was looking at 0.5carat pear in a halo but I found my ring online and sent a link to my now husband who surprised me with it. I own a cluster but I honestly don’t love all clusters in the same way as I don’t love all solitaires or all halo’s. For me it is always about the individual look of the ring.

I also take exception to people being judgy wudgy about clusters and illusion settings. People buy what they like and can afford. Rings shouldn’t be about status but about the meaning. I know lots of very wealthy people who have been married for 40+ years and they still wear their ‘diamond chip’ engagement rings even though they can afford an upgrade. I love that a ring can represent what era you got married and where you were at in life’s journey.

As for care….easy to clean. No damage and no snags on clothing.

Rings are so personal and I recommend your friend asks his SO for guidance in what ring she may like. I would have been disappointed if my now hubby gave me a solitaire in the same way most bees would be upset with a cluster!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ its all horses for courses….

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Love mine. Personally solitaires are a snooze for me. I’ve seen some that are gorgeous when on a detailed setting. As for the snobs thinking that you are trying to appear to have something that is huge without the price who are you to judge…..my husband took me to jewelry store and said pick whatever I liked….I chose this. No one else has to like. Get what she and yourself will love. Unless you are banking on the profit you would get if you divorce…you already on the wrong track. What matters is the union it represents. So what if they are getting a lot of sparkle for less. It’s called getting more bang for yout buck. Smart I say. Doesn’t snag…mine is a three piece bridal set that we saudered. 3CT. I just wish it came in at least 14K gold. This is 10K. Not hard to clean. Got lifetime protection so if diamonds fall out….covered with no out of pocket. Do what you all like..

Post # 66
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Newbee

1cat :  thank you! There’s a lot of hate for clusters 

Post # 67
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Gorgeous rings ladies! I love them all ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m originally from central Europe, and when I joined weddingbee I was so excited but I automatically felt a little inadequate for this site one I saw the gigantic whoopers most ladies have (and I mean that in the most respectful and drooling way, I love looking at all your ring porn from time to time!) and now I come across this post, with many feeling cluster rings give the impression of trying to fake something bigger. It’s not wrong to think that, I totally get where you’re coming from.

I just find it interesting to see how continents differ. In central and eastern Europe, you’re lucky if you get a diamond, most women own CZ e-rings and the size is usually not any bigger than the size of a 1/3ct solitaire. Anything larger than that, you may be judged on trying to show off your high status. Now the thng that really matters over there is the metal your ring is made of. Although platinum/palladium is more commonly seen nowadays, if you get a ring that isn’t gold (white gold is also not common), you can get comments that you’re not wearing a REAL e-ring, because gold symbolises this and that, and so on.

This is a post that is a little random but I thought some bees can find it interesting to read about what’s different and what’s not around the world.

Now I probably have the tiniest ring on this site that is also a CLUSTER ๐Ÿ˜‚. A tiny daisy setting made up of 7 diamonds which bring it up to about 0,05ct in total on a thin yellow gold band. I wear it with pride because not only am I obsessed with the look of it and 7months into our engagement I still get caught up staring at it but I know that my fiance bought this ring with the thought of spending the rest of his life with me, so thinking about what it stands for and like cmsgirl :  said, how it represents where me and my love are in life, I can only love it more.

As for the practicality; no snags, no problems cleaning and they’re not falling out yet ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s my prescious : 

 

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

The first time I got engaged I had a .50ct cluster ring which was pretty but I didn’t really like it as I would of much preferred a single diamond here’s the cluster:  My second engagement I got a single stone 1 carat diamond which I love! It feels better quality and more precious: 

Post # 69
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have a cluster because that’s what I wanted; I could have bought a decent solitaire (our budget would have gone to something like a GIA triple-X 0.8ct in platinum), but I just don’t really like them, they bore me. My ring in no way is trying to be something it isn’t (it’s a floral cluster and very obviously a cluster even at a distance), nor was it cheap, and nor is it poor quality… So yeah. It doesn’t snag, I wear it daily inc for swimming, and it’s still in perfect condition (apart from the metal, which, being platinum, has obviously scratched). 

However, it’s so individual. I would have HATED a solitaire, or a three stone. I’d have been OK with a halo as they’re similar to clusters, but, I wanted my floral cluster. As you can see though, I’m in the minority. 

Post # 70
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

cmsgirl :  your ring is beautiful!

Post # 72
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t really like them. I have a friend with a cluster set and every time I see them I think of how cheap it looks. I like the ones that are flowers, but not the clusters that are trying to look like a solitaire 

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

smartsimple :  I like some clusters more than others (larger stones clustered together), but I would not have wanted one for my engagement ring. My cousin, on the flipside, did want a cluster ring with chocolate diamonds as her engagement ring. So this one really comes down to personal taste! 

Post # 74
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Bumble bee

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Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yes

 

 

 

No

 

 

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