Ring Stacking 101: How to Stack Like a Pro
What Are Ring Stacks?
Ring stacking is the process of layering multiple rings together on a single or multiple fingers. A common ring stack is a wedding ring stack that is composed of an engagement ring, a wedding band, and an anniversary ring. That being said, ring stacks are absolutely not limited to wedding stacks! To create a beautiful stack, all you need are multiple rings and/or bands. We’ll walk you through different types of stacking options and how best to build your stack.
The "Rules" of Ring Stacking
The first rule when it comes to ring stacking is that anything goes! There are no actual hard and fast rules, but there are plenty of suggestions and methods to help you nail your style. Wearing jewelry is like showcasing mini masterpieces of art on your body! Ring stacking is an opportunity to hone your creativity and find what speaks to you.
To help get you started on building your perfect ring stack, we've highlighted six different stacking methods below:
STACK EXAMPLE #1
Multi-finger Ring Stacks
The first option (and my personal favorite) is to build ring stacks on multiple fingers. Use the horizontal landscape of your fingers to build your stack. Create depth by selecting a primary finger to build your stack and balance it by adding smaller stacks or single bands or rings on other fingers. While there's no magic number of how many rings and bands to add, we like leaving at least one finger bare.
STACK EXAMPLE #2
Mixed Metal Ring Stacks
Another very popular option is to mix different metal types as a way to make your ring stack more interesting. We personally love a mixed metal stack as the juxtaposition of different colors can make your stack that much more eye-catching. The objective here is to layer different metal colors (rose gold, yellow gold and white metals) of bands and rings together to create the mixed metal look. It's perfectly fine to use the same color more than once, but try to separate similar-looking metal types with a different color in between.
STACK EXAMPLE #3
Mixed Texture Ring Stacks
Anueva Jewelry's best selling ring is our Evergreen solitaire. Part of the appeal of this customer-favorite item is our signature Evergreen textured band, which is hand-carved to resemble the bark of the evergreen trees in the Pacific Northwest. This gorgeous, textured band pairs beautifully with nearly everything, making it the perfect band to include in your ring stack. For both a tactile and visually interesting stack, combine rings with different finishes and textures. The contrast of different textures, such as a smooth, shiny band, an organic, textured band, and flat, satin band will draw the eye in.
Featured rings from top to bottom, left to right: [stack one] Curved Vine Band with Diamonds, 0.86ct Round Montana Sapphire Evergreen Solitaire Ring, Flat Modern Wedding Band. [stack two] Straight Evergreen Band in Yellow Gold, Straight Vine Band in Yellow Gold, Half Round Wedding Band in Rose Gold.
STACK EXAMPLE #4
Mixed Gemstone Ring Stacks
If you like your stacks to pack a punch and catch that glistening sunlight, there's no question that a mixed gemstone stack is the way to go. Polish up your pearls, sapphires, and diamonds, because it's their time to shine! For a mixed gemstone ring stack, we recommend choosing one ring to serve as the centerpiece. To make her all the more alluring, add another band that features different gemstones on either side of your ring to create the perfect balance.
STACK EXAMPLE #5
Band-Only Ring Stacks
As we often say, you can never have too many bands and these beautiful band-only stacks serve as proof. There's no need to showcase a big diamond or sapphire ring to successfully create a gorgeous ring stack. The key to creating a stack with bands is to mix and match bands of different widths, textures, and metal colors. Band-only stacks are a perfect casual and easy-going look that can be paired with any outfit. We often enjoy band only stacks while traveling!
STACK EXAMPLE #6
Mixed Placement Ring Stacks
Not all rings must be worn flush to your hand at the base of your finger. In fact, wearing a ring above your second knuckle — or even just a little bit higher above your third knuckle — is a bold and easy way to create depth with your ring stack. If you're not quite sure how to go about it, a good visual is to mentally draw a "triangle" between your rings on the different fingers. If you have three different points where rings sit on your fingers, you've mastered the art of the mixed placement ring stack.
To Stack, or Not to Stack...
Now that you've seen six different ways to stack rings and bands, it's important to note that not all rings stack alike. Stackable rings typically have a gemstone that is set higher up, therefore allowing other bands to nestle comfortably alongside it. That being said, low-profile rings can still be stacked, but sometimes may require to be paired with a curved, pointed, or inlet band.
Time to Build Your Own Ring Stack
Ready to start building? Get started by finding the centerpiece ring for your stack in our ready-to-ship ring collection. Once you've found your dream ring, check out our stacking bands. If you need a bit of help narrowing down which bands would pair best with your ring, we suggest exploring our best sellers:
We're excited to see your creative ring stacks! After you've crafted your perfect stack, share your photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #AnuevaRingStack to be featured on our page! Happy Stacking!