You might be layering bracelets and necklaces already. But layering rings — also known as “ring stacking” — is another great way to show off your jewelry.
Wearing multiple rings on the same fingers is a trend that’s been gaining more and more popularity in the past few years. But how do you achieve the best look without overdoing it, or matching styles that clash?
Cue our ultimate guide on how to stack rings: Read on to learn how to stack rings in style!
So Much Choice
Have you ever walked past a jewelry store, or browsed on a jewelry website, and found yourself mesmerized at the sheer variety of rings available? How are you supposed to choose only one?
Well, the good news is that you don’t have to! Let yourself be spoiled for choice and embrace the trend of wearing multiple rings on the same finger.
So, does this mean that you can mix and match whatever ring you like? Of course, you could, but with a few tips and tricks, you can create a vibe that’s only yours.
Let’s start with the basics: the metals. Did you think that you’re supposed to only stack yellow gold on yellow gold, silver on silver, and so on? Well, the good news is that you can get creative and mix and match different metals, as long as the end result is cohesive and flattering.
What About Size?
Just as you can (and should!) stack different metals, you can of course layer rings of different sizes. In fact, the result might be even more attractive.
For example, picture stacking a thin, simple rose gold band with a couple of thicker yellow or rose gold rings, perhaps with tiny diamond studs. Beautiful, right?
Mixing different sizes will also allow you to show off your imaginative side. But if you want to take it up a notch, you should look into gemstones.
Incorporating gemstones into your rings can be another fun way to set your creativity free. If you are fond of a particular stone, such as your birthstone, then you can add that to a stack of rings.
Tiny (or huge, if you’re lucky!) diamonds and pearls are also fab additions to a stack of rings. Just remember not to overdo it. If you decide to add a gemstone ring, you might want to keep the rest of your stack on the simple side by picking smooth bands.
If your gemstone is large, you might want to consider layering it on top of a wishbone ring. By doing so, you’ll prevent the stone from rubbing against the other ring, while at the same time showing it off in all its glory.
How to Stack Rings? Balance Is Key
Whatever you choose to do, just bear in mind that you want the end result to look effortless and natural. The secret to this is to balance out your rings.
Yes, you can wear different metals, different sizes, and even incorporate gemstones in your stacks. The main thing to consider, though, is to remain authentic and truthful to your own personal style.
Are you someone who likes a bit of a boho vibe? Or perhaps you’re a sucker for all-things-goth? Or maybe you’re a true minimalist, a lover of no-nonsense jewelry?
Whatever your vibe, make sure you pick the rings that best represent it, and which will also perfectly complement your outfits.
A way to achieve good balance is sometimes found in choosing rings from the same designer or, even better, the same collection. Jewelry collections tend to have a theme, and all the pieces within each range will feature something that links to that theme. Wearing two, three, or more rings from the same range will make you truly stand out.
Old and New
If you already have a good collection of rings at home and have worked out a creative but cohesive way to stack them up, then go ahead. Chances are that you will be able to put together a lovely stack of rings with what you find in your jewelry box.
But if you want to add a few new pieces to your stack, why not browse online for the great range at Dreamland Jewelry?
Cheap and Pricey Go Hand in Hand
Yes, you’ve read it right. You can stack your big, expensive diamond engagement ring with the cheaper band that your grandma got you a few Christmases ago. You love both rings and they both mean a lot to you, so why not layer them?
Again, if they look beautiful together and their styles do not clash, then there is no reason whatsoever why you shouldn’t layer them on the same finger. As long as the cheaper ring doesn’t look too cheap, and is in good condition, you’ve got the green light.
Use All Your Fingers
Another interesting point to mention is the fact that, while conventional rings are worn on the middle or ring finger, with ring stacking this rule is completely overturned. You are free to layer ring upon ring on any finger that you like — including your index and little fingers.
If you want to keep it minimal and low-key then you can stick to more traditional ring wearing fingers. But if you’re feeling eclectic and a bit daring, then stacking your rings on three or more fingers will look awesome.
Lady of the Rings
To recap our ring style guide on how to stack rings: be bold, be authentic, dare to wear rings on all your fingers, and feel free to mix and match different metals and sizes.
Try to pick one style — boho, goth, minimalist, and so on — and stick with it, without overdoing it. And most importantly: have FUN! Ready to get stacking?
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