Stacking rings from (clockwise, from left to right): Codex rings by Lulu Frost, Pomellato’s Nudo rings, Carolina Bucci diamond thread rings, Van Cleef & Arpel’s Perlee rings and Alicia Marilyn’s twisted rings.
I’ve rediscovered stacking rings recently. While it’s not a new trend, it’s a popular summer look because of its cool, laid back vibe that’s perfect for a beach getaway.
There are many styles you can play with but I’ve spotted many women wearing colourful semi-precious stone rings to match their colour-block outfits this season. The trick is to only wear three styles maximum – any more and you’ll look like Mrs. T. I’ve always loved the Nudo designs by Pomellato. They have several new styles but the classic - a square shaped coloured stone on a simple gold band – is still a winner. Equally beautiful are Marie-Helene de Taillac‘s candy rings sourced from Jaipur’s famous Gem Palace made from brushed gold. For more affordable versions try Bita Pourtavoosi.
If you are a minimalist go for plain gold bands with unusual details. When Van Cleef & Arpel’s (Prince’s Building, Central, tel: +852 2522 9677) Perlee collection came out I immediately lusted after the beaded rings, which are inspired by the edging on its Alhambra line. Also experiment with irregular shapes, like Alicia Marilyn‘s twisted rings or Melissa Joy Manning‘s hammered gold stacking rings. Hammered gold is great for this look beacuse it has a raw, organic style. Go for different finishes ranging from rose to oxidised gold.
For girls who like bling, subtle is best. My girlfriends and I started buying each other diamond thread rings as presents (similiar to these Carolina Bucci rings) which are perfect for stacking. The trick is to find a band that is super thin – hence the thread description – so its not too blingy. Carat has some faux styles that come in different gold finishes ranging from pink to black gold.
This look needn’t be boring either. I recently spotted these Code rings by Lulu Frost that are cool yet quirky. You can personalise the look by choosing your favourite numbers.
For girls who can’t be bothered to fiddle with stacks of rings, you can always fake it. Yves Saint Laurent’s Arty collection is a favourite among editors including myself and looks like the real deal. Also try Daisy Knight‘s designs.