Ultimately, there is no real right or wrong way of wearing rings and jewelry in general, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t spend some time to learn new tricks and hacks on how to best accessorize.
And so, if you are trying to figure out how to wear more than one ring on one hand, some of the tips and tricks we’re sharing below will be very helpful. Multiple rings look great when paired well and always give off an air of sophistication.
Remember that wearing the right ring is essential for an elevated look, and settling on the right number of rings per each finger/ hand will be the best way always to look classy.
So, below are some of the important tips for wearing multiple rings stylishly. They will all come in particularly handy, especially if you have been looking to try out the multiple rings’ look on different fingers, on one or maybe both hands.
How to wear multiple rings on one hand
1. Always start small and simply
If you are trying out the multiple rings look but are unsure about how to about it, the first thing you may want to do is to wear the rings in the same metal tones.
Although you may have to switch things up and blend colors after some time, the same-toned rings offer an excellent start for anyone unsure about the look.
The best thing you could do is to start with fast-fashion options because these are cost-friendly, and if your style changes along the way, you will do it easily.
Speaking of starting small, start wearing either 2 or 3 rings and then add more rings gradually. You could add the midi and the chunkier pieces with time, but you should only wear one piece at a time, gradually adding to your fingers. You should also remember that more is not always better.
2. The meaning behind the rings
Besides starting small, you may want to think of the meaning of the rings on a different finger.
And so, if you are trying to go on the multiple rings look or trend, you should think about finger placements – the ring finger, as we all know, is often on your left hand, especially in Western cultures, but in some the European countries, the ring finger is on the right hand.
Keep this in mind because you don’t want the ring’s meaning to be misconstrued. It’s also important to remember that after losing your spouse, moving the wedding ring to the right-hand ring finger from the left means you’re moving on and maybe ready to meet someone new.
Generally, these are just some of the meanings associated with rings and why ring placement is crucial.
3. Consider the stone type
At the end of the day, the stone type on the ring is not as important as your style and personal preferences where the stone type’s concerned.
But this doesn’t mean overlooking the meaning of the stone, some stones are more meaningful than others, and you may prefer some stones over others. For example, a birthstone might be the best option for you if you are into birthstones and the meaning of some stones.
4. Styling the rings is essential
Now that you have the basics in one metal tone, here are some basic styling guidelines to keep in mind.
First, your thumb ring is the ideal ring finger for combination rings because the thumb sits farthest from the rest of your fingers.
Next, go for that one full-width ring with your midi ring. This is always classy; you can wear it on your single pointer finger or the middle fingers. For midi rings, you should also consider stacking these midi rings,
Wearing multiple rings is also ideal when you want to create and add some character to your appearance. You could, for instance, wear the rings on the pointer finger, as well as the ring finger.
You could also wear the rings on your middle and the pinky fingers, the ring, and middle finger, or maybe, combine the rings on the pinky and the pointer finger. All these patterns work great, especially if you just got your nails made and need the nail art to shine through.
That said, you should avoid wearing the midi ring on one finger and wearing a regular ring on the other fingers because it gives off an entirely lopsided look. Of course, this look might not work particularly well, and you always get to try the look that works best for you.
5. You Can’t Go Wrong with Thinner rings
If you have been wearing multiple rings on your fingers for some time now, you will agree that often, the best way to pull off the multiple rings look is by wearing thinner rings from matching sets.
You could add on midi rings as your confidence grows, but always stacking the thinner rings is a great place to start.
Besides the thin rings, you should also think of mixing the thin and the thick rings because this creates a simple and elegant way of styling the rings.
You could also mix the simple thin ring with a thicker, gemstone-studded ring sitting in between two thin rings.
And if, on the other hand, you don’t wish to mix the thin and thick rings, you can consider the midi rings – the midi ring works well on your middle finger, and it makes it easier for you to wear at least two rings without having to deal with the cramped look of the rings.
6. Mixing Metals
While it’s much safer to start by wearing fewer pieces of simple rings in one color, you could, over time, try mixing metals as well as textures.
As you grow confident, you could also wear up to 4 rings, perhaps options made of different metals, perhaps with different gems incorporated.
7. Consider your style
At the end of the day, there are multiple ring options to choose from, most of which would match your style, but you shouldn’t try out different ring styles if they don’t feel right to you or more like you.
If you are into minimalist styles and prefer dainty jewelry, for instance, you should stick to your style and avoid the busy statement rings.
But if you must level up and wish to go for something bolder along with your dainty rings, it may be safer for you to try one statement ring at a time. Again, please don’t overdo it. And if a ring doesn’t look or feel good to you, you shouldn’t force it.
8. Choose the rings that complement the tone of your skin
Keep in mind that the metals the rings are made of will compliment your skin’s tone and make the ring pop, even more, the same way the clothing and earrings can.
So, the best thing you should consider is mixing the metals because doing this helps create a sense of balance, and you can easily balance different metals by adding multi-colored metal rings.
You will be happy to know that even when you’re unsure which ring colors to pair, they all blend well with each other, and you wouldn’t have to worry about metals clashing.
Blending metals with different elements allows you to wear multiple rings easily, hence that incredible feeling of subtle elegance.
9. Go for stackable rings
A simpler way of wearing multiple rings is by choosing the stackable rings option. If you plan to wear multiple rings daily, you should buy the stacked rings.
These rings often feature simple, plain bands or small gemstone rings made to nest on each other easily. There are many types of stacking rings sold in online jewelry stores.
Note, however, that it is not enough to buy stackable rings; you need to know how to stack the rings because failure to stack them together would mean a mismatched look, while correctly styled rings will always look elegant and seamless.
And if you are not sure how to go about the while stacking rings look, then you should wear similar stacking rings together rather than the mismatched options.
10. Number of rings to wear
The best part about wearing multiple rings is that you can wear at least two rings on one hand, one chunky, and one smaller or subtler piece. But two is not the limit of the total number of rings you can wear on the one hand, at a go.
You could wear 3 rings on one hand or even more, depending on the number of rings you feel comfortable with. However, you shouldn’t overdo it.
And if you prefer the minimalist look, you could wear a chunky band on the index finger, a statement ring on your middle finger, and maybe a signet ring on your pinky finger.
The trick to wearing multiple rings at the same time is mixing elements while keeping your style in mind.
Generally, consider the elements of the ring, such as the width, texture, and most importantly, the ring type.
So, if one of the rings you want to wear features an elaborate design feature or a crest, you can only pair it up with a minimalist band for style and balance.
And if you wish to stack the ring, always follow this simple rule – pair the wide ring with the thin ring, or maybe a textured ring paired with a smooth finish.
Generally, play around with the textures of the ring, and in the case of rings with stones, make sure that it shines through by wearing it along with a simpler, more solid ring.
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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.