Whether You’re Into Sleek Basics Or Bold Statements, There’s A Ring Stack For You!
Fashionistas might make it look easy, but make no mistake: there’s a real art to accessorizing! This is especially true when it comes to the trend of stacked jewelry. Stacking jewelry (sometimes called ‘layered jewelry’) involves wearing multiple pieces of jewelry at once in a curated, coordinated fashion. You might stack multiple rings on one finger, spread them across your hands, or do both.
Since it incorporates multiple accessories, stacking jewelry may seem intimidating to those who are new to the game–but don’t worry, it’s easier than it looks! In this blog post, we’ll chat about how to build your own set of versatile stacker rings, and check out some stacking tricks so that you can feel confident creating a look that’s all your own.
Building Your Stacking Ring Set
When it comes to building your stacker ring set, the key word is versatility. You want rings that can adapt to multiple looks. Don’t buy rings in all one size, color or style–you’ll quickly run out of creative new ways to wear them. Here’s our guide to filling your jewelry box with rings you can mix and match for a lifetime.
Collect Your Basics
Start your set with the staple stacker rings you’ll need to anchor any look. Basic bands in gold, sterling silver, or platinum are key pieces to set the foundation for your future stacks. Endlessly mixable and matchable, they can serve as the focus of a minimalist look or as the elegant base of a maximalist one.
We recommend collecting a few in different colors. You can find delicate gold stacking rings and silver stacking rings at just about any jewelry store. Also, consider grabbing some in different thicknesses and sizes. That way you can rock midi rings (rings that sit at the middle of your finger rather than the base), add structure with thick and thin bands, and keep things interesting.
Add A Pop Of Color
You’ve got your basic metals, now it’s time to spice things up. When it comes to color, you’ve got plenty of routes to choose from. After all, there’s a whole rainbow of gemstones to play around with!
You may want to choose gemstones with meanings that are significant to you. This doesn’t just mean your birthstone (though birthstone stacking rings are always a good option). Look into the symbolism behind and properties of different gemstones. For instance, calming emerald is a good choice if you want your stack to help you stay centered.
Of course, you can always go right for aesthetic appeal and pick colors that play well together. Create a gradient of similar hues or set up striking contrasts. The only key when it comes to picking colorful stacker rings is to ensure they’re colors you’ll want to wear over and over again. Take a look at your wardrobe and determine what would complement your fits best!
Mix It Up
Add even more variety to your stack with different shapes, textures and sizes. You don’t have to limit yourself to the traditional bands. There are plenty of unique ring styles to explore!
A few popular, bold ring styles include the chevron ring, the twist ring, and the serpent ring. A chevron ring is V-shaped, and is often used to accent the main ‘statement ring’ in your stack. Twist rings intertwine two classic bands into a vine-like structure. Serpent rings wrap snakelike around the finger and often feature serpent-inspired details.
Add a statement ring as the centerpiece of your stack. Signet rings or rings with a large, bold center stone are frequently used as statement pieces. A fantastic place to find statement rings is in the estate jewelry case at your local jewelry store! Vintage and antique rings often have a one-of-a-kind flair you can’t get anywhere else.
One fun thing about stacker rings is that they’re a fantastic way to commemorate meaningful life events or happy occasions. Purchase birthstone rings to celebrate your own birthdays or the birthdays of loved ones, use anniversary rings to honor relationship milestones, or cherish the memory of a great vacation by taking a keepsake ring home from a local jeweler.
Don’t be afraid to mark a page in the story of your life with a new ring for your collection! Every time you gaze down at your fingers, you’ll see not only a gorgeous set of accessories but also a reminder of a special moment in your life.
Rocking Your Stacking Rings
Once you’ve established a set of stacking rings, the real fun begins: figuring out how to wear them! Of course, the only real rule in fashion is to express yourself with confidence, but it’s never a bad idea to start with some pro tips.
Use Midi Rings
Start building your stack by envisioning your fingers as a triangle: you want to build along the sides of the triangle (the tips of your thumb and pinky), up towards the peak (the tip of your middle finger). Using a midi ring on your middle finger is a great way to accentuate the ‘tip’ of the triangle, adding a little height to the look!
Your midi ring can be the statement piece that draws the whole stack together, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s also common to use the midi ring to accentuate or frame the statement ring.
Find Your Focus
Pick one ring to stand out from the rest of the stack. This will be the ‘statement ring’ to build the rest of your ring stack around.. This doesn’t have to be the boldest ring in your collection, just something with a slightly different vibe than the other stacker rings you plan to wear that day.
If you’re sticking with delicate, minimalistic gold bands, you can pick a thicker band to use as your centerpiece. For a maximalist look, consider a ring with a big, flashy center stone or an eye-catching shape.
Most people wear the statement ring on the middle finger because it’s the natural focal point of the hand, but this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. The statement ring doesn’t have to be worn alone on one finger. You can combine it with some simple rings, as long as they aren’t drawing too much attention away from your focal point.
Color Your World
Tap into your inner artist and play around with the color spectrum. Be daring with one vibrant gemstone stacking ring, or combine shades for a sparkling rainbow effect. Reference the color wheel to get a better feel for which colors contrast and complement one another. You can also use color to give your rings a theme. How cute would red, white, and blue stacked rings be at a Fourth of July barbecue?
Mix And Match
Don’t be afraid to play with contrast–you won’t lose cohesion by making bold decisions. By mixing metals, gemstone shapes and colors, and ring styles, you can stumble upon some breathtaking combinations.
Another fun tip is to try mixing vintage and modern rings. When the past and the present meet on your fingers, the results are striking. At the end of the day, the most important advice we can give is to let your gut guide you, and if you like the way it looks, go for it!
Dare To Go Bare
You don’t have to load up every finger to create a curated look. Leaving a finger bare can make as much of a statement as piling on another ring. Shoot for balance–if your hand feels too busy, remove a few stacking rings from the equation and see how that impacts the visual.
Stack Like a Pro With Dean’s Jewelry
Building and wearing a set of stacking rings can be a fun and creative way to accessorize any outfit. By following the tips and guidelines we've covered in this article, you can easily create a set of stackable rings that not only looks beautiful but also reflects your personal style. Whether you opt for a minimalist look with simple bands or a bold statement with mixed metals and gemstones, the possibilities are endless.
Remember to experiment with different combinations, layering techniques, and styles until you find a look that you love. And don't forget to mix and match with other jewelry pieces to create a complete and cohesive look. With these tips in mind, you can confidently wear your perfect ring stack and make a fashion statement that's uniquely yours.
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