When it comes to wearing rings, necklaces, bangles or bracelets, it’s the more the merrier. Much like the handbags we see on runways and trending on Instagram, emblematic jewellery designs have embraced the micro trend in recent years. Instead of a single statement piece, stacking smaller items together has become a popular approach to everyday accessorising
Instead of wearing bulky pieces, this trend offers a more relaxed and lightweight way to add a bit of sparkle to your daily look; it also means you don’t have to choose which of your favourite pieces to wear.
Chopard’s girly My Happy Hearts collection is given a youthful new update and features a single heart made of cornelian, mother-of-pearl or paved with diamonds. The iconic moving Happy Diamond also finds its way into this new iteration of Chopard’s flagship design.
In a similar vein, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra collection turns adorable good luck charms into daily trinkets. A classic for over five decades, the collection’s four-leaf clover design has made its way into everything from earrings and bracelets to layered necklaces.
A contemporary classic from American jeweller Tiffany & Co, the Tiffany T collection’s simple yet strong geometric lines lend themselves naturally to being worn in stacks. The T Smile pieces from the collection turn the emblematic design into a playful smile and come in varying sizes, with or without diamonds. Layering pieces in different sizes is one way to play with the proportions of the design.
This stacking concept has also extended to earrings in recent years. Jewellers like Chaumet and Tiffany & Co have started offering ear cuffs and studs as singles rather than in pairs. Chaumet’s Jeux de Liens studs come in a rainbow of colours made from various gemstones such as turquoise and onyx and are accented with a dainty diamond at the centre. Sold individually, they’re meant to be worn mixed and matched and worn as mismatched pairs.
Also from its Tiffany T collection, Tiffany & Co’s T1 Ear Cuff is presented as singles and can be worn by itself, as a pair, or with other earrings. The allure of these earrings comes from the playful asymmetry they offer.
The beauty of these designs lies in their versatility and how they complement each other. Luxury jewellers offering their classic creations in varying coloured gems and shades of gold mean these pieces can be mixed and matched in endless combinations.
Despite these designs being among the most recognisable icons of these jewellery houses, their varying iterations allow for plenty of personalisation. Their understated and reserved appeal makes stacking different designs together an easy way to express one’s style and taste.