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An amazing thing about current bridal trends is that anything goes.  This has often been the case for fashion jewelry, but bridal has always tended to veer towards a more traditional approach.  After all, you hope to wear this ring for the rest of your life.

Most often women tended to stick to the safe tradition of wearing a diamond center stone engagement ring together with a matching wedding band that sits perfectly flush against it.  But it’s refreshing to see that today’s brides are making their own rules and anything goes. Some choose to wear a color center stone, some choose to forgo a center stone and wear a diamond band, or 3, or more.

Brides are more daring than ever before and place heavy, emotional importance on their jewelry, especially the pieces they wear every day, to have meaning.  Whether you’re close or far to getting engaged, there is tons of inspiration out there for your left (or right!) ring finger that will reveal to the world your promise of forever.

If you’re an avid jewelry lover, you’ve probably been pinning the heck out of your smartphone or iPad with fabulous boards of all sorts of gorgeous baubles. No doubt then in your Pin-travels and Insta-travels, you’ve noticed that the stackable trend is all around us and is not going away any time soon. Not only in fashion jewelry but lately (and thankfully), in the bridal realm as well.

It’s quite brilliant really, as we have limited fingers but so many tempting baubles to choose from. Why wear them just 1 or 2 at a time when you can expose them all at once, for all the world to appreciate.  You can plan for a nice addition to your engagement ring may it be your next BirthdayAnniversaryHoliday and Mother’s Day gifts.  There are so many amazing options out there, that it can feel overwhelming, not to mention intimidating when trying to build your very own bridal stack. Thankfully there are ways to get the look for every budget and taste and we are here to help no matter your style.

How to Stack Like a Pro:

There is a method to the madness when it comes to stacking, and with a little direction and inspiration, you too can create the perfect stack.  You want to give depth and dimension to your engagement ring while still allowing it to maintain its star attraction status.  We especially love how curved bands allow you to do just that. If you have a solitaire or halo3 stone or even 3 stone halo, there are curved bands in every carat weight, setting type, and degree of curve and pointiness.  You can choose 1 curved band for the stack, or put one on each side of your engagement ring.

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  1. 14K White Gold Curved Wedding Band WB14783R4W44JJ,
  2. 14K White Gold 11 Stone French Pave set Anniversary Band AN6071W44JJ
  3. 14K White Gold Straight Wedding Band WB14785R4W44JJ
  4. Royalty White Gold V-Shaped Silhouette with Round Cut Diamond ER14783R4W44J
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Another way to bring some depth is to introduce a second metal color to your stack. This really makes the bands stand out from each other, yet still allows them to look cohesive together.  So if your engagement ring is white gold or platinum, you can pair it with rose gold and white gold bands, you can alternate the colors or even add yellow gold into the mix. Have fun and experiment!

Engagement Ring Stacks

  1. 14K White Gold Anniversary Band AN14752W44JJ
  2. Jamie 14K White Gold Contemporary Solitaire Round Engagement Ring ER6593W4JJJ
  3. 14K White Gold French Pave Eternity Band AN11261-6W44JJ
  4. 14K White Gold Twisted Diamond Anniversary Band AN7645W44J
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  1. 14k Rose Gold Stackable Ladies Ring LR51253K45JJ
  2. 14K White Gold Fashion Ladies’ Ring LR51169W45JJ
  3. Camden 18K Rose Gold Engagement Ring ER14975R8K83JJ
  4. 14K Rose Gold Fashion Ladies’ Ring LR51287K45JJ
  5. 14K White Gold Straight Anniversary Band AN6001W44J
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  1. Vintage 14k White Gold Micro Pavé  Band AN12081W44JJ
  2. Vintage 14k Two Tone Round Diamond Engagement Ring ER14770R4M44JJ
  3. Yellow Gold Matching Wedding Band WB14770R4Y44JJ
  4. 14K Yellow Gold Fashion Ladies’ Ring LR51541Y45J
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The bands can be set with diamonds in various settings, smooth metal or interesting metal designs such as balls, ropes, branches, engraving or twisting patterns.

  1. 14K White Gold Fashion Ladies’ Ring LR50992W45JJ
  2. 14K Yellow Gold Fashion Ladies’ Ring LR51172Y4JJJ
  3. 14K 0.42ct Diamond White Gold Fashion Ladies’ Ring LR5139W45JJ
  4. 14k White Gold Micro Pavé Set Eternity Band AN11377-6B4JBD
  5. Daffodil AMAVIDA 18K White Gold Cushion Halo Round Diamond Ring ER12133R6W83JJ
  6. 14k White Gold Micro Pavé Set Eternity Band AN11377-6W44JJ

There are many ways to mix and match for a truly personalized stack.  Color stones are another great way to add variety and individuality. You can choose your birthstone or your children’s or loved one’s, or simply add your favorite go-to color stone.  Some great examples are blue Sapphires which look great with white gold, Morganite sits beautifully in rose gold, or Citrine, which looks fabulous against a yellow gold setting.

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  1. 14K White Gold Diamond & Blue Sapphire Ring LR51593W45SA
  2. 14k White Gold Twisted Diamond Anniversary Band AN8261W44JJ
  3. 14k White Gold 11 Stone French Pavé Set Band Anniversary Band AN6071W44JJ
  4. 14K White Gold Curved Wedding Band WB15086P4W44JJ
  5. Jordana 14K White Gold Oval Halo Engagement Ring ER914577O4W44JJ.CSS
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  1. 14k White Gold 11 Stone French Pavé Set Band Anniversary Band AN6071W44JJ
  2. Open Style 14K White Gold Fashion Ladies’ Ring with Two Pear Shaped 0.09ct Diamonds LR51283W45JJ
  3. Vintage 14k White Gold Round Halo Engagement Ring ER14761R3W44JJ
  4. Vintage 14k White Gold Micro Pavé Set Anniversary Band AN12081W44JJ
  5. Victorian Style 14K White Gold Curved Wedding Band WB14764R3W44JJ-L01

You can pick a theme for your stack as well, such as flowery, geometric, Victorian, contemporary, modern, twisted, nautical, art deco, etc.

Each band addition should complement the others in the stack, and of course, make your engagement ring shine. Wear 3, 4, or 5 rings together for a truly bold look that perfectly represents your distinctly unique personality.  We hope to help you with any of your jewelry needs as here at Gabriel we pride ourselves in making women feel beautiful while remaining true to themselves. Discover our Bridal and Fashion line by browsing our extensive product selection.

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For the past two years, we have witnessed a return to the strong sculptural fashion of the 1980s and early on the ready-to-wear runways. In jewelry, this translates into singular statement pieces that can be worn every day. Yet these are meant to be worn with tons of attitude and rather than complementing your clothes, your clothes should complement your jewelry. Yellow gold is the color of choice for these bold pieces. Although these pieces evoke a vintage ‘80s feeling, they are anything but dated. They are thoroughly modern in their look and execution and will elevate simple sleeveless styles of summer and imbue you with a feeling that you are powerful—a contemporary version of Wonder Woman.

WRIST ACTION

Bracelets are an integral part of this bolder statement style. The most emphatic looks feature a cuff on each wrist. They don’t have to match. The most intriguing are those that work together from the same collection but are slightly different in styles. Case in point:

You can wear the 14K Yellow Gold Crescent Moon Open Cuff with Diamond Pave on one wrist with the 14K Yellow Gold Crescent Moon Cuff with Diamond Pave Stations on the other. The accent each other beautifully. However, wearing one is equally appealing and lends itself to more of a daily style.

The same approach can be taken with Gabriel & Co.’s Demure Collection cuffs. They feature a herringbone pattern which imbues them with textural interest—they almost look like gold fabric worn around the wrist. One is solid gold while the other is designed with pave diamond stations. Choose to wear both or the one that suits your style best.

THE HOOPLA

Hoop earrings go in and out of style every few years and each time they make a comeback, looks we have loved and owned in the past are tweaked and updated with new details, sizes and shapes. Gabriel & Co. has rejuvenated some classics that you will be thrilled to wear in their newer incarnations. Two favorites for this ‘bold and gold’ theme are:

The 14K Yellow-White Gold Twisted Rope Link Huggie Earrings with Diamond Pave.

We’ve seen these Cuban links again recently in necklaces and bracelets but they feel even fresher in earrings and rings. The rope texture adds a chic touch and the diamonds create sparkle around your face

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RING ONCE

Modern, graphic and architectural rings go best in this theme and there is nothing that fits the description better than Gabriel & Co.’s 14K Yellow Gold Stacked Bar Cage Ring. It is an ultra-wide band that you can wear alone without other rings to detract. But it looks great bracelets on your arm and earrings dangling from your lobes

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CHAINED HEAT

The hottest necklaces around that also hark back to the ‘80s but with a current flair are elongated rectangular paper clip chains. These can be worn layered with a simpler necklace or on their own. One of these chains in any length, depending on your preference is also the perfect complement to hoops and cuff bracelets without ever looking overdone.

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