by Suzanne Sachs • 5 min read
THE BASICS --
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 --
In this guide, we will explain the following:
- What is a cluster ring?
- 13 best cluster rings
- Sapphire cluster
- Turquoise cluster
- Peridot cluster
- Ruby cluster
- Diamond cluster
- Cluster meaning and symbolism
- Celebrity symbolism
- Versatility and illusion
- Cluster ring popularity
- Choosing a cluster ring
Defining a Cluster Ring
• What is a Cluster 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
Often associated with royalty, sapphires mean loyalty, purity, trust, focus, and honesty.
• Turquoise Cluster
Rich blue hues are the rarest and most valued of all turquoise colors, but this stunning gemstone can be readily found ranging from whitish to many shades of blue, including powder and sky blue.
• Peridot Cluster
Peridot is the gemstone of awakening, change and independence. A stone of learning, meaning and of new ideas.
• 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 and Symbolism
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.
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.
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.
The cluster 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 Ring Popularity
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 Ring
A diamond cluster ring can be a stunning choice, and practical at the same time. Many 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!