Considered one of the most romantic events of the year, Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to shower someone special with gifts that will make their day truly memorable. Jewelry is a staple of the holiday, and within our guide, you’ll find exquisite examples. From cluster rings to cluster earrings, explore our gift guide and discover the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart!

Gemstone rings

What is a Cluster Ring?

A cluster ring is primarily composed of a bold exuberating stone surrounded by smaller contrasting stones or diamonds. Numerous precious, rare and exotic gemstones like amethyst, ruby, tanzanite, citrine, emerald, and sapphire are used to make it more vibrant and sparkling. Each gemstone has a meaning associated with it which conveys a message. For example, sapphire mean loyalty, ruby signifies love, emerald indicates faithfulness and more.

A Brief History of Cluster Rings

Since the Georgian era, cluster rings have continued to be popular to this day. During that time, clusters rings tend to be heavier as the jewelry making techniques then were cruder. Settings were made in gold with blackened silver with heavier and more prominent prongs featuring rose and table-cut diamonds. It gave rise to Victorian clusters with more delicate prongs. It was during this time the classic clusters were developed, the one we continue to see even in modern jewelry. Georgian and Victorian cluster rings typically featured a prominent stone surrounded by smaller accent stones. These days, the style is more often recognized as a halo setting or halo cluster. Edwardian clusters began to feature more streamlined but still delicate features.

By the Art Deco period, cluster rings began to become the recognizable rings we know today. The geometric patterns and clean lines are echoed in today’s designs, showcasing the timeless appeal of this ring style.

By the Art Deco period, cluster rings began to become the recognizable rings we know today. The geometric patterns and clean lines are echoed in today’s designs, showcasing the timeless appeal of this ring style.

Different styles of ring

Cluster Rings for Valentine’s Day

Cluster rings are an excellent idea for Valentine’s day. Available in a captivating range of colors, arrangements, metals, and more, a cluster ring offers a unique take on the perfect gift.

Sometimes, it can feel daunting to buy gems that are known for their hefty price tag. Often, you see the price rise in single stones as the carat weight increases. In a throwback to Victorian tradition, consider a cluster ring for gems like emerald, ruby or sapphire. It’s a creative way to provide an impressive gift rife with the color of these magnificent stones while staying within your budget.

Alternately, there is an impressive selection of unusual and exotic selection of gemstones available in the market today. Many of these gems are arranged in playful arrangements to complement unique color arrangements, or to showcase the vibrant color found in smaller stones not seen in larger examples.

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Rings

Pairing Cluster Earrings with Your Ring

While any cluster ring is prominent enough to stand on its own, earrings can provide the perfect accent to add even more eye-popping color! Not only that but cluster earrings also make great stand-alone gifts. Sometimes, you might not have the chance to confirm your sweetheart’s ring size. Or perhaps they just aren’t a fan of rings.

Cluster earrings are an excellent way to draw attention towards your face for anyone who wears their hair short, or in an updo. They’re also a great consideration for women who love looking glamorous but need their hands unadorned for reasons of comfort or work.

This style offers fashionable and creative designs that are perfect for growing an existing collection. Consider her favorite color or birthstone when choosing the perfect pair of cluster earrings to make a memorable and exciting gift.

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Collection of earrings

The Golden Rule of Gifting

Whether you choose to present a gorgeous cluster ring or glittering cluster earrings, the most important thing to consider is your significant other. Jewelry is a very personal expression, worn as a symbol of love, devotion, or just everyday personal style. As long as you put them at the forefront of your gift decision making, you’re sure to make them smile!

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