Stack Magic

Towering gems are the new three-ring circus.

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Stack Magic

Stack Magic

Towering gems are the new three-ring circus.

As the saying goes, there’s strength in numbers. Jewelry designers are now applying this principle to the cocktail ring, breaking it down and building it back up via stackable rings that flash multiple gems for high drama. Muriel Grateau’s black tourmaline styles feature small and large oval stones and triangular cuts that fit together to create one big, moody showstopper. Pomellato’s 40th-anniversary collection showcases sets of emerald and purple sapphire cabochons that can be piled on for a look-at-me effect or scaled back to a single band for something more understated. Either way, as impressive gems go, these beauties certainly stack up.