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Stacking Rings: Top Five Life Milestones to Commemorate With a Ring

 

 

 

 

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Stacking rings are dominating the jewellery space, and it’s easy to understand why. These dainty rings each symbolise a memory, milestone, or relationship for the person wearing them, and together they tell a lifestory. Self-expression has always been a central reason as to why we wear jewellery, but this new style of accessorising takes creativity to the next level.

If you didn’t know, ‘stacking rings’ refers to both a type of ring (usually thin delicate gold, silver, or mixed metal bands decorated with small constellations of gemstones, which vary in texture, shape, and thickness) and a means of wearing these rings (by literally stacking multiple rings on your fingers to create a bohemian look abundant in sparkle).

Passing Fad or Heartfelt Expression?

What we love about this form of self-expression is that it allows the jewellery we wear to become something greater than a commodity: by embracing our own creative authority over the meaning of our rings, we create something authentic to us. It’s a chance to wear our values on our sleeve (or, on our hand 🙌).

To get you inspired about how to kick off your ring collection, we’ve put together a list of the top five life events that can and should be commemorated with a new ring stack.

1. An Anniversary

Many people choose to mark a milestone wedding anniversary by stacking additional bands on their ring finger. It’s a beautiful way to honour how far you’ve come and celebrate the way love grows over time.

There are traditions tied to each milestone wedding anniversary: it’s custom to give sapphires for a five-year anniversary, diamond for ten years, and ruby on your 15th anniversary. Honour you journey together with a stacking that features a row of gemstone pavé, or find a design that carries a symbolic meaning to you both.

You can also honour other kinds of soulmates as well by getting a astacking ring as a friendaversary gift! Honour the bond shared between you and your BFF by dedicating a ring to them. Overall, we recommend choosing a stackable ring that has a shape which can symbolise your relationship, such as our Anemone eternity band which features marquise diamonds leaing on each other like a supportive, loving couple.

Anemone marquise diamond eternity band

2. Having a Child

Nothing will change your life more than having a child. Not only will it be a reminder of all the ways your little one has filled your life with wonder, but it’ll also be a way honouring you as a parent. For all the times you knew they were going to have to learn the hard way, for the kisses you gave to scraped-up knees, and for the standing ovation you gave at every living room dance recital.

The perfect gift for a new mother or parent (sometimes called a ‘push present’), there are many stacking ring styles that speak to the unbreakable bond of family. Our Lotus eternity ring has a twisting shape formed out of platinum or rose, white, or yellow gold, peppered with white diamonds. The twisted band represents the way we are inextricably bound with the ones we love most, forever.

3. A Graduation

No matter what you’re graduating from, graduations are an inherently meaningful moment.

Not only have you accomplished something great, but you’ve proven to yourself that you’re capable of whatever endeavour is coming next. Toss your mortarboard into the air and pick out the perfect handmade gold ring to commemorate your achievement.

Go for either a refined collection of thin and dainty rings, like those sported by the likes of Taylor Swift and Emma Watson. Or pick up some bolder, more intricate stacked rings which pack a punch, like the collection of diamond and sterling silver and gold chunky rings made famous by Rhianna and Billie Eilish.

4. Climbing a Mountain (maybe a real one, but probably a metaphorical one)

If you have in fact climbed a real mountain, you should absolutely go buy yourself a ring to celebrate right now. But what we’re talking about here is when you go through a challenging period in your life and, through grit and determination, come out the other side stronger for it. Whether that means you finally landed a steady job, resolved a longstanding conflict, or simply got through the day when the day seemed like too much.

For this intention, find a diamond stacking ring to wear on your index finger-or choose a smaller ring size to wear as a gemstone midi ring-to symbolise the fact that only you know the best way forward. You’re doing great. Keep going.

5. Self-love

While not *technically* be a milestone, loving yourself is certainly worth commemoration. Something to celebrate self-love should be simple in its design but rich in emotional value. The foundational piece of jewellery you’ll need for your stack is a classic plain thin band.

Something like our Protea eternity band is perfect. At only 1.60mm thick, it pairs perfectly with virtually any other colour of precious metal. And add some variety to your stack by mixing this piece with a ring of a different texture or one with a bezel set stone.

And just as a true appreciation for the person you are doesn’t need recognition from others to be valid, a delicate handmade band expresses the most while saying the least.

 

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We hope this brief guide has you excited about beginning a journey into the world of stacking rings, or at least given you reason to add to your collection. We encourage you to play around with your stacks until they feel like a perfect reflection of the human you are. When the look is just right, you’ll know. Have fun!

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