clus·ter | ˈklə-stər
A term for jewelry pieces that have many precious or semi-precious gemstones, all set in close proximity to each other
Jewelry settings that offer clusters provide a sensational pop for any outfit, any day of the year. Clusters are typically a group of smaller diamonds surrounded by one large stone. Due to the fact that the size of the diamonds in the cluster are so much smaller, they make the stone they’re surrounded by much larger in size. A common piece of jewelry to find a cluster in is an engagement ring. In this instance, the engagement rings more often than not promote unique shapes - something every couple strives for. Furthermore, other cluster rings are made using various tiny diamonds all clustered together. These rings are typically lesser in price because they are far easier to create than solitaires. Many of the tiny diamonds that are used for clusters are often made from the remains of larger diamonds. Oftentimes diamonds in a cluster ring come in a geometric shape or a unique design, such as a flower. You will find that most cluster rings give the appearance of an antique ring. Cluster settings typically feature round diamonds, as these are the most common shape in the smaller carat weights.