Need help stacking your engagement and wedding rings? You’ve come to the right place.
In this piece, we’ll take you through everything you need to know to be a pro at stacking engagement rings.
With ring stacking having been one of the long-lived fashion statements that have been around for as long as people have been wearing jewelry, you need to make sure that you stack your engagement ring correctly and fashionably, and we’ll show you how to do it.
How to stack rings with an engagement ring
Ring stacking or layering has become the most popular fashion trend for women in their 20s and 30s, which means that although the practice of ring stacking is not new, you need to make sure that you get it right. Also, it is one of the most sought-after, trendy styles today, so if you want to try out something new/ different, you may read the tips shared below:
But first, what is ring stacking?
Ring stacking or layering is a trendy jewelry-wearing style that involves the combination of multiple rings on one finger or on more than one finger. For most people into this style, engagement and wedding ring stacking starts with the engagement ring, and it’s followed by the wedding band, and if you have an anniversary or an eternity ring, then this would go on after the wedding ring. In other words, ring stacking is often done in chronological order, starting from the oldest or first ring received, with the most recent ring going in last.
That said, ring stacking shouldn’t always include a wedding ring, and it can be in combination with any other of your preferred stylish rings. Also, the rings don’t have to match, and they may or may not have stones. The reason for these freeing rules is that in the case of rings that need to be stacked, it’s all about your ability to stack the rings in a way that best expresses your personality. And to create a stack, the first thing you’d need would be multiple rings worn on one finger or multiple rings on multiple fingers.
Keep in mind that stacking rings are considered a timeless classic, and though popularized by Meghan Markle, it is a fashionable style that has been around for a long time now. The popularity of this fashion trend is also the reason why an increasing number of women are getting the stack bands that come stacked, even as many others, especially couples, opt to buy all their wedding/ engagement rings once for a nice, stacked look.
How to stack rings with an engagement ring
Not sure what rings to wear when stacking, first take into consideration the size and the shape of your engagement ring.
This is important because the engagement ring will be the anchor piece, and it will have an effect on the bands that you could stack and how to stack them correctly.
If your engagement ring is a pear-shaped or a marquise-shaped ring, it will be compatible with the pointy-shaped rings, although you could also pair it with the classic round diamond ring.
If you are not sure about how you feel about the ring stack, try it on someone else first, then decide if that look will work for you. the and
2.Settle on the finger to wear your stackable rings
Wedding and engagement rings are worn on your fourth finger or the ring finger on your left hand.
The reason for this has to do with the decades’ old belief that there exists a vein that runs from this finger directly to the heart.
Of course, this belief that been disproven, but the associated traditions remain unchanged.
So, if you are thinking of stacking your rings with the engagement ring, we recommend wearing the ring on your left hand, on the ring finger.
3.The right order for ring stacking
When it comes to stacking your engagement, eternity, and your wedding rings, you’d want to stick to the symmetrical stacking method. With this approach, you will have the engagement ring in the middle, where it will be sealed in by the wedding band and the eternity ring.
But this is not the only option, though, and most people recommend this other option whereby your engagement ring goes on first, followed by the wedding ring and then the eternity ring.
With these options in mind, it’s worth noting that the order for stacking rings is not written in stone, and nothing terrible will happen to you just for ‘breaking’ the recommended order of ring stacking. Also, you can stack more than three bands, as long the rings feel comfortable on your finger, and you can still bend it.
4.Stacking other rings alongside your engagement ring
As mentioned above, there aren’t any rules when it comes to stacking rings.
Ring stacking is a form of self-expression, an art, and you should be able to allow your creativity to flow and have free reign, as long as you are comfortable and you can still use your fingers.
What this means is that you can easily mix the engagement ring with other rings, even if they come in different colors and with gemstones.
You could also wear dainty or chunky bands, depending on what you prefer.
It would be a good idea, however, to create a cohesive look, but you could still choose to live and accessorize in chaos, and that is perfectly okay too.
5.Number of rings that you could stack together
As mentioned above, there are no rules on how to stack rings, and you could choose to wear three or seven rings, as long as you are comfortable.
It is good to be reasonable, though, which is why most of the time, we recommend wearing 3 or 4 rings on each finger.
The number of rings you choose to have stacked on will, however, depend on the size and the shape of the rings, the sensitivity of your fingers, and also the hand you stack the rings on.
If you don’t want to go with the trial-and-error approach, we recommend sticking to odd numbers; specifically, 3 rings stacked up.
And if you don’t like stacking your rings on one finger, you could also wear them on different fingers.
Wearing the engagement ring on your right hand to spread them out, for example, would be an ideal option for you. Spreading the rings out is a very powerful option for most women.
If you are going for a bold look, the more, the merrier – but start with 3, then build the pieces up as you go.
6.Mixing metals and Stones
The best part about stacking rings is that you can mix different metals, ring shapes, and different stone colors just to add that much-needed layer of excitement to the rings and your fingers.
Metal and stone mixing is essential in that it adds personality while making your stacked rings look different from anybody else’s stacked rings.
If you have a platinum engagement ring and a yellow gold wedding band, for example, you could pair these two very beautifully.
That said, you still need to create and maintain a cohesive look with regards to the kind of jewelry you choose, and you can do this by settling on one color as the common thread.
You could choose yellow gold as the base, for example, and you’d also want to mix the stones and textures in a way that keeps all your rings in cohesion.
7.Choose the ring style that works best for you
If you want to stack your rings to create a blingy and a big, bold look, you should get an engagement ring that comes with a raised mounting.
This big ring will show off the sparkle of the center stone while also allowing you to have a more flush ring stack.
But if you’d rather have an engagement ring with a lower mounting or more of a subdued look, you’d want to find a ring with contouring and with a perfectly snug fit when sitting against the setting of the engagement ring.
And if you’d like a more eclectic, collected look for your stack, you should consider stacking your low mount engagement ring with a straight band. The negative space from this ring design is equally an important and unique design element as it is. A funky look is attainable with your stacked rings on both hands. Just make sure that the stacks complement each other, and they are not distracting.
And for a super-easy stacking approach, you should get a solitaire engagement ring as it comes with nesting bands.
The common ring styles that would look great when stacked include the Ballerina stacking rings, triangle stacking rings, straight, curved, and non-traditional stacking rings.
Whether you like chunky or dainty rings, a bold or a minimalist look, the ring set of rings stacked along your engagement ring will always leave you feeling and looking confident and stylish.
Follow the guide above and keep wearing those rings as long as you can bend your fingers.
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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.