The warm weather is here, and it is time for you to show off a little skin and your gorgeous nails, and what better way to do this than by stacking up your rings?
Like necklaces and bracelets, layering your rings is an elegant way of accessorizing, and all you need to do is to make sure that you get it right. Unfortunately, you may not get it right the first time, which is why we are here to make sure that you always stack your rings right.
As a beginner, being able to express your personality easily means finding the perfect blend and balance for your rings by experimenting with new ring shapes and also mixing and matching the different textures for a nicely balanced look.
Even with a staple piece, you can still tie the different rings together for a perfect look.
So, what rules should you follow when stacking your rings?
Well, keep reading.
How to stack rings like a pro for Beginners
1.Style your rings around the anchor
You always need an anchor. And the anchor can be anything, from your wedding ring, engagement ring, or even a class ring. You could even have on two such rings because there really is no rule that requires you to stick to a solo ring as the anchor ring.
This anchor ring is also the staple ring, and it forms the foundation that allows you to build your stack of rings. In addition to finding the perfect staple ring as an anchor, you also need to work on stacking the rings based on your personality.
Stacking tips for minimalists – the first thing you need to focus on when stacking your rings as someone who prefers minimalist styles is to wear more of the midi rings, specifically one or two of these rings in each hand. And to sprinkle a feel of variety, you could partner each of your statement rings with just one delicate ring.
Stacking recommendation for the middle-grounder – if you consider yourself a middle-grounder, you need to stick with the triangle ring placement for a well-balanced feel for your stacks. This looks like keeping your middle finger the primary focal point with the thinner ring on your middle finger. And to spice things, you could create a power stack with 2-3 rings on the middle finger for that bold, statement look.
Ring stacking ideas for the bold, more-is-better person – if you think of yourself as a bold individual that likes to wear more pieces of jewelry all the time, then you may want to try out the staple rings idea as your stylish base. You could then style the rest of your statement and midi rings around your staple ring and use the triangle placement to keep the rings in perfect stacking balance. You could also throw in some delicate pieces to the base of the pinkies, for example, then top off the ring fingers for a finished, more complete look.
2.Experiment with new styles and shapes
Trying something new?
How about you try out rings in new shapes? The thick bands or the crisscross rings offer great variety, and you only need to look for the ring shapes that complement each other.
So, you could, for example, start the stacking by wearing or placing your v-shaped ring on just one finger and in a triangle shape so that the triangle ring creates that very seamless and stacked ring look.
3.Keep the stacked ring look delicate.
If you don’t want to go all out with the bigger, bolder pieces, you should consider the more delicate look.
You can pull off this look seamlessly by layering a number of thin rings, or you could wear the double-stacked rings.
Essentially, the thinner rings are perfect for stacking because they rest well at the base of your fingers, although they could also be style as midi rings.
The other option would be to wear the thinner rings for a more bookend statement look for not just a nice statement feel but also for balance.
4.Mix – Match the rings
You can keep things a little more interesting by mixing and matching the pieces.
To do this, pick the smoother stacks of rings with the textured rings. This not only creates a power stack but also adds dimension plus variety.
You also have the option to mix and match the metals; for example, you could mix your rose gold rings with your yellow gold pieces and some silver pieces.
Doing this leaves you with more fun and vibrant look.
5.For saneness, pick sameness
The other simple thing to do when trying to pull off the stacked rings look is to wear more rings that look the same or the ones with the same features.
This tip works best for beginners, especially when using thin rings and wearing rings within the same range and size and made of the same metal.
6.Avoid the extra chunky pieces.
Even if you may have seen that some people pull off the chunky monkey look with ease and the rings look well balanced and comfortable, this might not work well for you as a beginner, especially because the chunky pieces are not just hard to stack but also because they would limit the mobility of your fingers.
To avoid discomfort, stick with the dainty rings, and place them in different configurations.
7.Layer the ring correctly.
Like necklaces, you can layer your rings too, especially if you want to get that nice high from your fingers and the perfectly manicured nails.
For ring layering, you’d have to break the one-ring-per-finger rule, opting instead for the three-rings-per-finger layering option, always starting with the thickest ring on the base of the finger as you move on to the thinner rings.
8.Leverage the power of symmetry
When it comes to stacking your rings like a pro, you’d want to make sure that your rings do not compete with each other.
It is advisable that you keep all your rings even and don’t keep a ring on that throws off balance for the rest of the rings by stealing the show.
9.Always keep your nails neat and well-manicured
Beginner or pro, you need to keep your nails neat, well-polished, and perfectly manicured.
Your nails are important because they act as the canvas for the rings, and the stacking of the rings is only as good as your nails.
If your nails are dirty or chipped, they will take away from your fingers all the charm you try to create.
10.Have fun while at it
When it’s all said and done, you can only look and feel great as a beginner trying to stack your rings, only if you choose to have fun with the process.
Of course, you need to be comfortable with the basics first, but after, you would have to research and try out different things to see what works for you and what doesn’t.
Trying different things and having fun with it means trying the rings on different fingers, stacking the rings in different orders, and positioning them differently.
Again, for stacking to work, you’d have to keep the rings on comfortably, and your rings should not snag on your clothes or even make your fingers feel like you cannot bend them comfortably.
11.Keep it simple, always
When it comes to stacking, you’d want to keep in mind the fact that the delicate and dainty rings are the perfect start for you, especially because they don’t call for too much effort when it comes to creating balance with the rings.
The bold and chunky pieces often require more effort and a lot of trial and error, which is why we recommend starting out with the more delicate and dainty rings.
12.Don’t forget your other hand
Most of us get overly excited about our ring stacking options and end up stacking one hand correctly while forgetting the other hand completely.
This shouldn’t be the case.
Show your other hand just as much love and attention as your go-to stack hand.
You will be happy to know that you don’t have to have on as many rings on the other hand as the primary stacking hand – just focus on creating some balance between the hands.
How to keep stackable rings together?
Try tying the rings together with a string in the same color as the metal so that it doesn’t look off. You could also solder the rings permanently together.
Should stackable rings be the same size?
While the rings can be of different sizes, they all have to fit well and comfortably.
Do stacking rings damage them (each other)?
Well, whether the rings get damaged when they sit against each other or not depends on the material that the ring is made of. If one of the rings is made of a soft metal like white gold and the other is made of platinum, for example, you will notice signs of wear on the white gold piece because platinum is stronger and harder, and it will rub on the softer white gold.
If you have been struggling to stack your rings correctly, we hope that this guide simplifies things for you and leaves your fingers looking stunning.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.