Stackable engagement and wedding rings
A smart and versatile option for those who seek a modern edge
Stackable engagement and wedding rings are the modern way forward for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, they allow you to buy an entry price design should you only have a modest budget and build up, perhaps over anniversaries or birthdays, towards a more substantial statement for your ring finger.
They are also wonderfully versatile: you can switch and change the rings around for a fresh expression of romance as you please. If you are away on a trip, say on a beach holiday, you can downscale for safety without feeling you’ve left something behind. And, on a more cynical note, should things go wrong, you don’t have to throw your ring into a drawer or eBay it.
You can separate your stackable styles and wear them separately on different fingers for a whole new look and a brand new start. Stackable “occasion” rings are a relatively new concept, but here’s a choice of top brands that offer this smart and versatile option.
British jeweller Annoushka Ducas recently launched her Love and Commitment collection: diamond and precious gem-set rings that can be worn in countless combinations. They are available in a wide variety of styles, from delicate solitaires and eternity bands to more elaborate five stone styles and floral bursts, crafted in recycled 18ct white, yellow or bi-colour gold, all with a lifetime guarantee. The great thing is that they can be mixed and matched with rings from her Marguerite and Crown collections, so you can create your very own bespoke stack that feels personal to you. Among the more unusual offerings are the coloured gemstone rings in Annoushka’s bridal collection, which combine diamonds with morganite (a symbol of promise), tourmaline (for peace) or rubellite (a sign of trust and sincerity) for a more talismanic take on this special investment. A range of polished and hammered wedding and eternity bands in 18ct white and yellow gold, some set with delicate diamonds, are all available as options for men. annoushka.com
Lark & Berry
Launched in 2018 by London-based jeweller Laura Chavez, Lark & Berry uses 100% conflict-free lab-grown stones that are environmentally friendly set within elegant designs that tilt towards the timelessly classic. Diamond pieces are also much more affordable than the mined equivalent but no less dazzling as proven by the brand’s celebrity following which counts Helen Mirren, Jourdan Dunn and Billy Porter, who wore a 64.5ct Lark & Berry “Supernova” necklace whilst performing at the Oscars last year. There are a host of rings that you can mix and match including swirls of gold set with coloured gemstones and simple gold bands set with multi-slanted diamonds. However, it is the Bow Ring that stands out as the brand’s bridal showstopper. The piece has three diamond parts that can be purchased separately. When they are worn together they interlock in the most decadent way. A spin of high impact sparkle. larkandberry.com
Tiffany & Co
Imagine having a couple of those little blue boxes, not just the one! The luxury jeweller is big on bridal stacking options, so much so that its website has a “stacking” section, allowing you to peruse its different collections in one place, from Elsa Peretti wavy diamond rings to chunky Tiffany T rose gold bands with jigsaw-like links. The slimline Horizon collection is especially pretty and great for those who want to wear five styles at once, as seen above. tiffany.co.uk