It’s no secret that we love the minimal, classic jewelry of Meghan Markle. From the whimsy of her animal necklaces to the romantic vibes of her H&M initial necklace, Meghan Markle’s jewelry style has absolutely captured the imagination. One of the most common questions we get are what the extremely thin almost threadbare detailed rings are that Meghan wears as part of her “ring stack” and – most pressingly – just how do you create a ring stack? If only we could ask the expert herself…
Luckily for us, Meghan Markle herself shared the expert she turned to devise the “Anatomy of a Stack” back in 2015 on the Tig! Meghan turned to stack-master Rony Vardi of Catbird jewelry in Williamsburg for tips on creating your own layered masterpiece that’ll perfectly jazz up your hands, and we’re going to share it with you on today’s TIG Throwback! With the Tig having shut down, we were saddened that several years of archives – including amazing tips from Meghan herself on her fashion & beauty choices – would be lost to the depths of the internet. We were able to track down the archives and today we’re sharing them with you in today’s instalment of the Meghan’s Mirror Tig Throwback Thursdays series.
Part of the reason that many find it confusing on how to go about layering rings is that the actual act of layering – mixing metals, textures and sizes together harmoniously – is a challenge! Meghan shared her thought on how the ring stack is not for the “fashion faint of heart”
Ah, the layered look – first it was a cascade of cropped hair à la Jen Aniston in Friends, then layering clothes à la the Olsen twins (shrouded in endless fashion staples draped one atop another)….and then, of course, there was jewelry. You remember purchasing the multitude of covetable chains last year – trying to ensure they were all the perfect lengths/widths/moods, only to look down and find your meticulously placed baubles tangled up in knots? Well, as with all trends, this one has thankfully evolved to a less congested space than the web of necklaces at your décolletage; hallelujah for wrists, fingers and the clutter-free real estate of your ears. Off-duty models sporting their midi rings and cuffs make layering jewelry look flawlessly carefree and cool, but to seamlessly pull off the look is not for the faint of heart; there’s some strategy to it, my friend.
Here are what Rony shared with Meghan as the 6 of the steps to ring stacking perfection:
And Meghan Markle’s final tip?
It’s about achieving a one-of-a-kind look over time—creating stacks as individual as the person wearing them. The goal is to personalize the way you wear jewelry: mixing metals, textures, stones while adding in older, beloved pieces amongst new, dainty bands.
While we were browsing through the article admiring all of Meghan’s recommendations, we stumbled upon a ring we thought we had seen before. And we looked. And we looked some more. We called in the big guns (that’s our Stylist team) and we had late night conversations about it. We all came to the consensus that it was… The elusive stacking ring that Meghan has been seen wearing at many of her royal engagements over the last few weeks. The ring is by the very expert Meghan turned to for her tips (we shouldn’t be surprised) and is the Catbird Threadbare ring – and it rings in at an affordable $44 too.
The ring has been spotted on Meghan at numerous engagements recently – and with the help of Meghan herself (or her Tig archives, more accurately), we were able to finally get them all identified!
Love Meghan’s ring style? Here are some of the other rings in Meghan’s collection: