What Is A Cluster Engagement Ring?

Cluster engagement rings feature an assortment of clustered accent stones arranged in any pattern or design around a main, center stone. This style has been around since early jewelry making when the more stones used, the more prestigious the ring and wearer. Technically, some halo rings are clusters and in the late 18th century, floral diamond daisy rings were popular, then in the early part of the 20th century cluster rings were synonymous with cocktail rings. In recent years, cluster engagement rings have gained popularity, especially in asymmetrical colored diamond and gemstone patterns, or with no definitive center stone.

Is A Cluster Ring The Right Style For You?

Clusters are a great way to add personality to your engagement ring. For a luxe, blingy vibe go with allover diamonds grouped tightly together. A floral pattern in rose gold is the ultimate romantic ring. And if you want to make a statement, large stones in a starburst pattern creates a vintage glam look. If you’re more bohemian, an asymmetrical cluster with negative space makes for an effortless, non-traditional feel. Watch the video to learn about how you can personalize your own cluster ring.

Browse Cluster Engagement Rings

See some of the rings we’ve designed using clusters to get inspired.

Cluster Ring Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Tightly clustered diamonds create the appearance of a larger stone without the expense of one
  • Adds extra brilliance and sparkle to a design
  • This versatile style offers a wide range of ways to make your ring unique

Cons

  • Multiple stones require more maintenance and cleaning than one
  • Small stones have a higher likelihood of becoming loose and falling out
  • Small dainty prongs around stones have a higher likelihood of becoming loose

Who Are Cluster Rings Right For?

Clusters are a great choice if you want extra sparkle and personality in your ring. Clustered diamonds create the illusion of a larger center stone, so it’s a good option if you want maximum sparkle for your budget. There are endless types of clusters and possibilities, but they tend to have a vintage or alternative feel, especially if you use colored gemstones. Cluster engagement rings are not a good choice if you want a low maintenance ring or are rough on your jewelry, work with your hands, or have an active lifestyle.

Additional Resources

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy an Engagement Ring

Become an expert with our free guide.

Find Your Unique Cluster Style

The possibilities are endless for your own cluster ring.

Unique and Unconventional Wedding Rings

Incorporate a clustered look in your bridal set.

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we will give you a quick call beforehand to make sure we can help you.