10 Best Cluster Engagement Rings (2022)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read

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A cluster engagement ring is a unique, yet timeless, choice for any couple looking to start their future together. Understanding exactly what a cluster ring is, knowing the meaning and symbolism behind it can help decide if it is the right style for you. The more you know about this elegant design and why it has withstood the test of time, the more you may realize that this may be the right choice for you.

What You Need To Know --

Defining a Cluster Ring

• What is a Cluster Engagement Ring?

The traditional cluster ring resembles a flower featuring a larger center diamond, or gemstone, surrounded by smaller diamonds creating a halo.  As time progressed and jewelers were more familiar with the cluster style, they became more creative using different shapes such as ovals and precious gemstones including pearls, rubies and sapphires.


10 Best Cluster Engagement Rings

• Sapphire Cluster 

Princess Diana shocked the world—and the royal family—when she selected a dazzling sapphire engagement ring.


• Moonstone Cluster 

As an alternative birthstone for June, moonstone is perfect for any celebration in that month, or for a unique and stunning piece at any time of year. 




• Tourmaline Cluster 

Tourmaline is believed to have both mental and physical healing properties. It is said to relieve stress, improve energy, and foster compassion, vitality, and productivity.



• Ruby Cluster 

The same chromium that gives these stones their red coloration also gives each gem an internal fluorescence. Rubies possess a flame-like, glowing quality that makes each stone come alive.



• Diamond Cluster 

Diamonds have been used to decorate jewelry and precious icons throughout history. The very first diamond engagement ring dates back to 15th century Austria and was given to Mary of Burgundy by the Archduke Maximillian.


Cluster Meaning 

• Flower 

The classic cluster setting resembles a beautiful flower blooming.  It features a larger center diamond, or gemstone with smaller diamonds set around creating the halo appearance which symbolizes perfection and a heavenly appearance.


• Era 

The cluster ring can be a perfectly stylish choice for an engagement ring. Couples can decide on their favorite era to choose the cluster from.  The Victorian era concentrated on rose and yellow gold while the Art Deco time period saw a resurgence of platinum. With the 1960's and 1970's, the diamond cluster became popular and continues to be today.  All these precious metals showcase their own characteristic traits with the shining gleam of platinum, or the warmth of rose and yellow gold.


• Commitment 

A cluster ring can represent the lifetime commitment you have chosen with your partner.  The cluster's center gemstone can be represented by your birthstone and can give a definitive connection to its wonderful history and symbolism.



• Celebrity Symbolism

For those who love the glamour and glitz of Hollywood, you can enjoy a cluster ring knowing it is a favorite of many celebrities.  This style has adorned the fingers of top names including Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz and Katherine Heigl.


History of the Cluster Ring

The Cluster engagement ring originated in the Georgian era, and their popularity continued throughout the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras, while seeing a resurgence during the 1970's. Whichever gemstones your choose for your cluster, it will give your ring a larger appearance on the finger.

Versatility and Illusion

The cluster setting is timeless and yet so versatile since you can merge different colors and shapes.  This allows you to flaunt your personal style while giving a larger appearance on your finger.

Cluster Engagement Ring Popularity Circa 2021

A recent survey taken by Ringspo.com shows that 5 % of the population wears a cluster or another type of engagement ring.  The most popular styles are solitaire, followed by halo, three stone, channel and bezel settings.

Choosing a Cluster Engagement Ring

A diamond cluster ring can be a stunning choice, and practical at the same timeMany of our cluster rings come from different eras in history featuring different shapes including pear cut, marquis cut or sapphires, rubies or emeralds.  You may desire this setting for its differential from the halo ring, or maybe you love the big look of the cluster.  No matter the reason for choosing a vintage cluster ring, we are confident you will find the perfect one that will last a lifetime.


Vintage Rings For Everyone:

No matter which vintage ring is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.

Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:

Vintage rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and design. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of cluster engagement rings today!

Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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