If you’re wondering how to wear stacking rings in a stylish way, this is your ultimate guide. From large statement pieces to delicate accent bands, we explain how to choose the rings for your stack, which fingers you should and shouldn’t stack on, and what types of rings complement each other.
1. Start with one ring
To make a ring stack look cohesive, you must pick a clear style. To do this, first choose one main ring, and then build the rest of your stack around it. Let the main ring’s colour, shape and design dictate the look of the other rings.
2. One way is to mix similar designs…
Once you’ve chosen your leading ring, one way to create a perfect look is to combine rings with a similar colour palette and/or design. This looks harmonious, but also stands out so you’ll get noticed for your style.
3. Alternatively, combine opposite colours or shapes
The second method of combining stacked rings is to mix opposite colours and shapes to provide contrast and balance. For example, rounded designs will look interesting next to geometric shapes. For an eye-catching effect, try combining opposite colours, like the green emeralds and red rubies pictured below.
4. Leave at least one finger bare
It’s easy for your ring stack to look ‘too much’. To avoid this, stack a maximum of four fingers at a time. For example, many people prefer to leave the pinky or thumb bare. Play around and see what works for you.
5. Mix metals, but sparingly
When it comes to stacking, you are allowed to mix metal tones… as long as you pick one main metal as the dominant colour. For example, if most of the rings in your stack are white gold, then it’s ok to throw in one or two yellow gold pieces.
6. Diamond eternity rings work with any stacking set
Diamond eternity rings have a continuous, sparkling line of diamonds around the entire band. They are the perfect stacking rings because they fit perfectly side by side and they are easy to match with any other ring style.
7. Add accent rings
An accent ring is a piece that stands out, while complementing the entire ring stack. The term comes from the word accent, which means stress or emphasis. Examples of accent rings include delicate bands, pastel-coloured gems that add a dainty pop of colour, or textured pavé diamond rings with pretty motifs like hearts, stars or flowers.
8. Choose gem colour to complement your outfit
If you’re going for coloured gemstones, consider your outfit first. For example, if you want an understated look to wear with denim, go for neutral gems like diamonds and clear quartz. On the other hand, if you’re in the mood for glamour, you could match the colour of your jewellery with your dress.
9. Midi rings tie the look together
Finally, midi rings are rings that sit on your finger just beneath the lower knuckle. They look chic, interesting and add a high fashion touch to your ring stack. To find the right ring size before you shop, use a ring sizer tool or app to take the correct measurement.
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