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Halo e-ring wearers- anyone mistake your ring for a cluster ring?

Discussion in 'Hangout' started by february2003bride, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. february2003bride
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    by february2003bride » Dec 4, 2009
    Has anyone with a haloed e-ring ever had it mistaken for a cluster e-ring?

    ETA: Mine was yesterday- the reason for starting my insulted/slighted thread!
     
  2. chiapet
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    by chiapet » Dec 4, 2009
    Nope. But then again, my halo is made of pink diamonds so it''s easier to see the difference [​IMG]
     
  3. Haven
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    by Haven » Dec 4, 2009
    I have a friend with a gorgeous oval halo and I heard a friend of her fiance''s say "Oh, it looks like one of those pincushion rings." I asked her what she meant,and she meant a cluster ring, so I promptly corrected her.[​IMG]
     
  4. wsu12
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    by wsu12 » Dec 4, 2009
    Nope, although I have had people "cope a feel" on the stone. I think that is their way of asking.

    Is a cluster ring one that has no center stone? It''s just a bunch of tiny stones set to look like a larger stone? Just want to make sure I am clear on this.
     
  5. iheartscience
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    by iheartscience » Dec 4, 2009
    Nope, no one''s ever mistaken mine for one. And I don''t think your new ring looks like one at all!
     
  6. february2003bride
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    by february2003bride » Dec 4, 2009
    Yes. My friend thought my ring was several small diamonds grouped together. I took it off and handed right to her so she could see that that wasn''t the case [​IMG] I did a quick search here on PS for cluster and halo and a few other people have mentioned that their halo rings were called clusters by someone [​IMG] Oh well!
     
  7. february2003bride
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    by february2003bride » Dec 4, 2009
    Damn, so I just need some pink diamonds? Oh how I wish! [​IMG]
     
  8. wsu12
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    by wsu12 » Dec 4, 2009
    That would hurt my feelings too! I believe that type of ring is quite a bit less expensive..Ouch!
     
  9. Gypsy
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    by Gypsy » Dec 4, 2009
    Not to my knowledge. But my center is a step cut and my halo is brilliant cut, so there''s some differentiation. I didn''t go with a step cut halo for that exact reason though... it looked like a cluster ring.
     
  10. Lady_Disdain
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    by Lady_Disdain » Dec 5, 2009
    Well, most people are not familiar with jewelry terminology and will use an incorrect term unwittlingly.

    Also, there isn''t a single source for jewelry terminology and different people often call the same style by different names or use the same name for different things. For example, PSers would call this ring a halo, while Bentley & Skinner (Jeweller''s by Appointment to HRM and HRH) calls it a cluster.
     
  11. exoticisabella
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    by exoticisabella » Dec 5, 2009
    I''ve been thinking about that a lot lately as I gave up my halo ring for a Vatche Royal Crown. Some days I miss the halo, but overall I''m glad that I don''t have it anymore. I think that they are beyond stunning with colored stones but mine did get mistaken for a cluster ring quite often [​IMG] My coworker has a custom diamond cluster ring that looks almost exactly like this (it really is a stunner as all the diamonds are top notch) but it would bug me when people thought that we had the same ring just one in yellow and one in white [​IMG]

    diamond-cluster-ring111joeirneoanbroieht.jpg
     
  12. Liane
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    by Liane » Dec 5, 2009
    I''d probably just assume the person didn''t know what the correct term was, just like people (including myself) sometimes call pierced or carved jewelry "filigree" when it isn''t.

    I honestly don''t think most people know enough about jewelry terminology and prices to realize that it could be perceived as an insult... but at the same time I wouldn''t be surprised if someone did make that slip "accidentally," since there''s nothing like diamonds to bring out the crazy.
     
  13. Lady_Disdain
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    by Lady_Disdain » Dec 6, 2009
    This drives me crazy, actually! True filigree is very specialized, time consuming, skilled work.
     
  14. Liane
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    by Liane » Dec 6, 2009
    Well, so''s hand piercing or carving. But I get what you''re saying, and in any case it''s a far cry from the stamped mass-produced stuff often sold as "filigree" on eBay. [​IMG]

    After being gently corrected on my laziness once at PS, I''m more careful about my wording now. Even so, I''m not surprised to hear the term misused IRL, and sometimes when dealing with sales associates at B&M shops it''s easier to just say "filigree" as shorthand for "vaguely antique-like lacy designs" because so many people, even people working in jewelry shops, genuinely do not know the difference.

    So, for the same reason, it does not surprise me that people might innocently use the wrong term to describe a halo ring. Average people just don''t know jewelry jargon. When I first got my e-ring, half the people I showed it to didn''t know what a "bezel" was. [​IMG]
     
  15. Steel
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    by Steel » Dec 6, 2009
    A friend of my got engaged this year with a 3 stone halo. Before she got the ring I asked her to describe it and she said it was a 3 stone cluster [​IMG]. When I saw it I said it was beautiful and I loved the halo''s she looked at me and told me off; saying it was a cluster....

    It was beautiful though.

    And .....a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet [​IMG]
     
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