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.
From top: Pomellato’s 18k bronzed yellow gold, emerald and black diamond rings, sold as a set, price available upon request, at Pomellato, New York, 212.879.2118; Muriel Grateau’s 18k blackened white gold, black tourmaline and black diamond rings, prices available upon request, at Muriel Grateau, Paris, 188.8.131.52.20.90; Pomellato’s 18k rose gold, purple sapphire and ruby rings, sold as a set, price available upon request, at Pomellato, New York, 212.879.2118.