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Composite, Quad and Cluster Engagement Rings
Composite Engagement Rings - Value and Sparkle
Composite engagement rings have been in the news a lot lately with high profile reality star Kandi Burruss' engagement. Her enormous sparkly ring, pictured here, is actually a collection of smaller diamonds finely set together to give the appearance of one larger diamond.
Known by many names - quad, cluster, and halo to name a few - the effect is the same. The smart shopper gets a sparkly ring with a similar appearance of a single stone ring with the cost savings that comes with buying and combining smaller stones.
I think a composite ring is a smart move. Especially when you have your heart set on a particular style or size ring, but your budget is in a more realistic price range. Follow along to see beautiful composite engagement rings, most of which fall under $2,000 and many less than $1,000.
Love Princess? Go for a Quad
Choose 4 smaller stones and make a BIG impact
Princess engagement rings have been one of the most popular diamond cuts for several years now. But smart shoppers know that a square princess diamond is one of the easiest to replicate with a quad - a collection of 4 smaller square cuts grouped together. Whether you wear your quad alone as a solitaire, or in a halo or multi-stone setting, this classic look will give you tons of sparkle, and very few questioning glances!
Take a look at some of great quad styles I have found for far less than a single princess cut diamond of the same size.
1/2 Carat Princess Cut Halo Engagement Ring in 14kt White Gold (HI, I1-I2)
This ring has it all. The popular split-shank halo look, square princess shaped center stone, and 1/2 carat total diamond weight. The only thing it does not have? The price tag of a 1/2 carat diamond ring. This princess quad engagement ring sells for $699 on Amazon.com.
2.00 Carat (ctw) 14k White Gold Princess & Round Diamond Ladies Bridal Ring Set Engagement with Matching Wedding Band 2 CT
This quad style multi-stone engagement set has everything the bride can want - at an amazing price point. Tons of sparkle in a white gold setting? check! A square center stone surrounded by round diamonds? check! A channel set diamond shank? check! and a matching wedding band so it can be worn as a perfectly matched set? check! Oh...and priced under $1,500 - far less than a non-composite ring of equal total carat weight (TCW). check!
3/4 Carat Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold (Ghi, I1+)
Looking for a simple princess solitaire? Go for a quad style solitaire to get more bang for your buck. Click through to see the great pictures of how this ring appears on a real finger, posted by a satisfied customer on Amazon.
Round Composite Engagement Rings
A classic look for any budget
Want the look of a traditional engagement ring, but not the price tag? Many brides-to-be are finding that they can get the look of a 2 carat engagement ring for far less when they choose a composite style ring. Whether you're looking for a solitaire or halo style ring, you will ALWAYS get more bling for your buck when you pick a cluster or composite style engagement ring.
Take a look at some of the best ones I found online at Amazon.
Pear Shaped Composite Engagement Ring
This 1 carat total weight engagement ring has a much larger presence! Composite stones form a pear shape surrounded by a pave halo and pave split shanks. Sold by top rated jeweler Diamond-Me, this ring looks good from all angles. So be sure to click through and see additional views and the low, low Amazon price tag on this gorgeous ring. I love it!