Posts Categorized: show me your stack

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show me your stack : stephanie lee

show me your stack : Stephanie Lee | unruly things

this week’s stack is a BEAUTY from jewelry designer Stephanie Lee of Stephanie Karen Jewels, or SKJ. Stephanie is a new to me designer and I’m so happy that she submitted her stack. I love her collection so so much! her rings are super unique. I mean, that double spiked Eva Rome ring. right?! so so good. here’s what Stephanie has to say about her stack…

Currently, the rings seen in the pictures have been my go to pieces for creating new and favorite stacks. I love that I am able to use the same pieces to create multiple different stacks, from modern and sleek to bold and edgy, depending on my mood or outfit. I wanted to create pieces that had edge, warmth, and vivaciousness. The mixture of textures, geometric shapes, materials, and stones found in my collection allows for an infinite number of combinations. It’s a liberating feeling to be able to compliment your personality and style with the perfect ring or rings. These stacks create an edgier look, but with the same rings only in a different combination a softer and effortless look can be created. The design philosophy behind my collection is to create versatility for the wearer without requiring them to sacrifice their originality. 

thank you so much Stephanie!

do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : sarah swell

show me your stack : Sarah Swell | unruly things

hi friends! it’s been far too long since I’ve shared a stack with you. it’s a new year and a perfect time for new stacks. first up is this gorgeous stack from jewelry designer Sarah Swell. she’s got a great combo of rings and here’s what she has to say about them.

I almost always wear a pretty full stack of rings. Even though I work heavily with my hands and have a terrible case of “jeweler nails,” I just feel naked without them. I love to mix metals and pretty rings with tough rings for an interesting collection.

From left of photo to right:
1. Flotsam & Jetsam ring with diamond from my collection.
2. 18k gold serpent ring and 18k tidal diamond channel-set band from my bridal collection.
3. Lauren Wolf triple pyramid ring in silver.
4. 18k color change sapphire and diamond ring.  This was a parting gift from the first jeweler I ever worked for.  I’ve been wearing it for 10 years.
5. A grouping of my rings with a Satomi Kawakita ring my husband got me for our anniversary.
6. My wedding set.  I created the engagement ring which is inspired by art deco egytian revival style and showcases my grandmother’s diamond in a bezel surrounded by pyramids and snake heads.  The band is a snake as well by Nora Kogan.

show me your stack : Sarah Swell | unruly things

beautiful, right? I’m obsessed with that snake band.

do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : teresa allaire

show me your stack : Teresa Allaire | unruly things

it’s been awhile, right? I’ve missed sharing stack photos. today’s lovely stack comes from a long time reader of Unruly Things, Teresa Allaire. it’s fun to hear from readers for this series, don’t you think? here’s what Teresa has to say about her stack…

The gold, rose gold and silver knuckle rings on my pinkie and middle fingers are from Hilla Lande from HL Collection in Tel Aviv. I love how versatile they are, they match everything I wear and compliment each other perfectly.

The black onyx ring is from a tiny native trading post near Lake Quinalt on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, it changes color in the sun.

The gold filigree V shaped ring on my index finger was my mothers, a present sent from my great uncle in Italy on the day she got married.

The three wavy rose gold knuckle rings on my index finger (and one on my middle) are from a Christmas market in Devon, England.

My thumb ring is a hammered, hand stamped silver band from Cinnamon Sticks. It says ‘when words fail, music speaks) and it was a gift from a dear friend when I started getting involved in the music industry.

The turquoise ring on my index finger of the other hand is from an indian market in New Mexico. I had the perfect turquoise ring in my mind for years and after a full day of looking for it during my first trip to the southwest, I found this one in a tiny stall presided over by the biggest native man I’d ever seen. He gave me 30% off because I was so happy to find it and shrieked when I saw it. It’s a very green-aqua turquoise, which comes from a very specific part of New Mexico and this particular deposit is only mined by one tribe.

The thin gold band on my middle finger is part of a set of 3 delicate gold hammered bands from Donna at Blue Crab Bay that my boyfriend bought me our first Christmas together. The other two are on my ring finger next door.

And finally, on my ring finger is my grandmother’s and great grandmother’s wedding bands, sandwiching the aforementioned thin bands from Blue Crab Bay. I recently discovered a small inscription on the inside of my great grandmother’s band, the tiniest print engraving that says ‘Forget Me Not’.

beautiful, right? I just love that onyx ring. thanks Teresa!!

do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : betsy & iya production staff

show me your stack : betsy & iya production staff |unruly things

today’s stack comes from the lovely production staff at betsy & iya, a favorite Portland-based jewelry collection. first off, how fantastic is this image? I gasped when I opened my email. so good, right?! I’m dying over those bracelet stacks! here’s what the production staff has to say about their stacks…

We thought it’d be awesome to show our Production Staff’s respective stacks while holding some of the tools and materials we work with everyday. These are the hands that make your betsy & iya jewelry, so it’s only fitting that they are well adorned, too!

Collectively, we share a “pile it on” mentality, even if it means having to “pile it all off” when the jewelry making gets down and dirty sometimes. betsy & iya pieces are obviously well represented here, but there is an awesome mix of vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces, and hand-me-downs that each tell an incredible story.

For people who work with their hands for a living, it makes our jobs even more enjoyable to look down and see a visual representation of people we know, memories we’ve made, and most likely, some of our own handiwork.

L to R: Kate (Shipping Assistant/Maker), Alyssa (Maker), Barrie (Maker/Assistant Buyer), Betsy (Owner & Designer), Matt (Maker)

thanks so much, you guys!! you’ve set the bar pretty high for the seriesdo you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : blanca monrós-gómez

show me your stack : blanca monrós-gómez |unruly things

today’s stack comes from one of my long-time favorite jewelry designers, Blanca Monrós-Gómez. her delicate collections constantly top my favorites list. Blanca just debuted a new collection which naturally I’m dying over, especially this thick wavy band. here’s what she has to say about her stack…

I like choosing different styles that go together but don’t necessarily match perfectly. It makes the stack a little bit more playful and spontaneous. If there are a couple of thicker bands I would add another few that are thinner, as the different dimensions create a more interesting look. Also I think it’s important to play with the finishes of the pieces: a few sparkly diamonds can be nicely balanced with simpler pieces such as our thin stacking bands. They are perfect to create a layered look without having too much bulk. We just added a new version of the thin stacking bands with a hammered matte finish and I think it’s the perfect little touch to make a ring stack really special!

beautiful, right? thanks so much, Blanca!

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show me your stack : kylie nakao

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Kkylie Nakao, Tarin Thomas

I’m excited to share a new stack feature today – it’s been awhile! isn’t this stack from Kylie Nakao just gorgeous!? Kylie is the designer and founder behind Tarin Thomas, a lovely jewelry brand out of New York. I first discovered Kylie’s rings via one of my favorites, Vuela Boutique, and fell in love. here’s what Kylie has to say about her stack…

I love to stack by layering various stone and metal combos, I think you can create so much texture with various stone shapes and sizes. many of my designs are open bands, I love the feel of the open space and make stacking that much more exciting. this stack is a mix of silver and rosegold stacks, with black diamonds, white diamonds & cognac diamonds.

thanks Kylie! do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : chelsey kantor

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Chelsey Kantor

todays stack is rad, you guys. it comes from jewelry designer, Chelsey Kantor and is just plain cool. Chelsey’s stack is big and bold, a rare style on the series. here’s what she has to say about it…

I have been in the jewelry world for the past decade, but just recently started to produce and wear my own designs. I like bold minimal jewelry with maximum effect, so I’ll wear just one ring or if i’m feeling like it (as in the picture) pile it on. Jewelry is my armor and sometimes you just need more to take on the day.  All my pieces are highly influenced by textures and patterns in nature, with a modern urban edge. On most days I go from the country to the city to the beach (LA is great that way!) and everything I wear has to fit seamlessly. 

On my right hand I am wearing my Arbor ring in silver with brilliant cut brown diamonds, designed based on the growth rings of trees and reflective of the passage of time. And the Ramus ring, each ring one of a kind and hand carved to fit unique pieces of 30-40 million year old petrified Alasken Coral. Ramus means branch and to me the coral looks like a tree branch. On my left hand I am wearing the Acropora ring. Acropora is a species of coral and the ring is reminiscent of coral branches dancing in the sea. And the Tidepool cigar band. A silver ring with brilliant and rose cut brown diamonds based on the patterns of light reflecting in water pools. 

The rings (and bracelets) are available at Garde in Los Angeles or Peipers and Kojen in NYC. Because of how important nature is to my process I wanted to give back and a percentage of every sale is donate to the National Resource Defense Councils: Save BioGems Initiative. An awesome charity that works to protect and defend wildlands and wildlife – www.savebiogems.org. 

thanks so much Chelsey! do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.

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show me your stack : katie diamond

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Katie Diamond

today’s stack comes from a lovely lady whom I really admire, Katie Diamond. I first fell in love with Katie’s jewels back in 2009 and have enjoyed following her progression as a designer. everything she designs is just beautiful! I love the unique and effortless aesthetic in her earrings, her necklaces and of course, her rings. her rings just beg to be stacked!! and here’s what Katie has to say about her own stack…

today my stacks mainly consist of rings from my own line. i usually stick with the same stack for a while and switch it up when i’m designing a new collection.  you can always tell if i’m in love with a style – once i finish that sample it goes right on my finger and i don’t take it off!  my most recent obsession has been the ruby & turquoise combination.  and my favorite ring is the hazel ring, the bottom one on my right ring finger. i’ve been doing some estate jewelry buying recently, both for myself and the website and this ring (and the forthcoming collection) is definitely influenced by my favorite finds.  i love simplicity and i’ve been inspired to create a collection of tiny rings that look sweet on their own or are the perfect addition to an existing stack.

i’ve been wearing my wedding stack for 11 years now it all started with my round brilliant diamond engagement ring and then a year later my husband, david diamond surprised me with the marquise ring that he designed using a stone that was in his family for quite some while.  the other bands are ones that he’s gifted me through our years together.   i switch these up from time to time too…. i think all of us jewelry designers have jewelry addictions so i am probably not alone when i say i have a pretty awesome collection of beautiful rings from other jewelry designers, my travels, and estate sales that i like to wear as well.

just gorgeous, right? Katie would like to extend an incredible discount to UT readers. enjoy 20% off the entire site, excluding the estate section, with code UNRULY. thank you so much Katie!

do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.