These are the little stacking rings I got shortly after Chloe was born. I had been looking for something symbolic to wear, to mark this very memorable time. I took a long time wading through the dozens of traditional mother & baby and family birthstone jewelry, but everything seemed to be too cheesy, too traditional, or beyond my budget. Then I saw a set of modern stacking rings – perfect! Stacking rings come in a variety of settings and birthstones (in our case, citrine for Chloe’s November birthday, blue topaz for David’s December birthday and garnet for my January birthday). Plus, if our family should ever expand, all I have to do is buy another matching ring to add to my set.
These rings were purchased on Etsy from BirkaScandinavia for a very reasonable price. The bezel cup/tube setting is ideal because there aren’t any prongs to scratch baby or catch on things. Also, for a while I used the rings to remember which side I last nursed on by turning them over after each feeding – if the topaz was on top it was left and if the garnet was on top, it was right.
Click here and scroll down for the modern birthstones list.