I know a lot of you have STRONG feelings about this ring...so since I ordered it...I thought I would share my feelings. But before I go further, here is the link to the ring at jcrew.com: http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/jewelry/rings/PRDOVR~14674/14674.jsp
It was also discussed at J. Crew Aficionada, here: http://jcrewaficionada.blogspot.com/2009/03/product-review-cluster-ring.html The post was about the black version, but since I had bought the orange version I decided to do an additional review.
The above pic shows it on my right hand. It does not come close to overwhelming my hand, but I should remind people that I have very big hands. I have been told I have piano fingers from the time I was very young. My fingers are slim, so I bought a medium to wear on my middle finger. Medium is a size 7.
I am very glad I bought the orange, I think the colors will work nicely with my wardrobe and the colors work nicely with my skin color.
Here is a close-up of the stones. (Sorry it is a bit blurry--must get a macro lens.) The only thing I noticed? The stones look like they could fall out of their settings. Now I know that won't really happen (they have used a strong, clear glue and certain settings to ensure that the stones stay in place). I also know I am definitely not going to wear this out to a place where I could bang into stuff...don't laugh...I am known for being a bit "clumsy." :)
From the top you can see nice detail of the stones.
Detail of the back of the ring...can't really see it...but it is labelled J. Crew on the underside of the stone-work.
Would I recommend it? Yes, but only if: 1) You like your jewelry to make a statement; 2) You have fairly large hands...I think it would be too big on daintier hands; and 3) You are willing to buy it full price, or have a lot of luck. I can never seem to buy jewelry on sale, it always gets snatched up before I am able to grab it (with the exception of the pillow ring--SCORED on sale).
(That said, I bet that atomic necklace currently being made fun of over at J. Crew Aficionada will probably be on sale forever...it is just that hideous.)