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:


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. 

Ring Stack on Multiple Fingers example one Ring Stack on Multiple Fingers example two
Featured rings from top to bottom, left to right: [stack one] Straight Evergreen Band, 1.19ct Pink Zircon & Champagne Diamond Ring, Mermaid Bubbles Pearl Band, Alluvial Band. [stack two] Diamond Bubbles Open Band, Straight Vine Band, Dainty Micro Stacker, 2.78 Six-Prong Split Shank Montana Sapphire Ring, Latitude Baguette Diamond Band.



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. 

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Featured rings from top to bottom, left to right: [stack one] Straight Evergreen Band in Yellow Gold, Blackened Straight Diamond Band, 1.13ct Salt & Pepper White Diamond Hexagon Halo Ring, 4mm Flat Plain Band. [stack two] Straight Evergreen Band in White Gold, Half Round Wedding Band in Yellow Gold, 1.01ct Round Salt & Pepper Diamond Evergreen Solitaire Ring, Straight Diamond Wedding Band, Flat Modern Wedding Band.



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. 

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Featured rings from top to bottom, left to right: [stack one] Curved Vine Band with Diamonds, 0.86ct Round Montana Sapphire Evergreen Solitaire RingFlat Modern Wedding Band. [stack two] Straight Evergreen Band in Yellow GoldStraight Vine Band in Yellow GoldHalf Round Wedding Band in Rose Gold.


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.

 Mixed Gemstone Ring Stack example one  Mixed Gemstone Ring Stack example two
Featured rings from top to bottom, left to right: [stack one] Vertical Diamond Band, Bezel Set Rosecut Opal Ring (A), Mermaid Bubbles Pearl Band. [stack two] Petite Curved Tiara Diamond Band, 1.61ct Oval Neon Pink Sapphire and Diamond Asymmetrical Ring, Light Purple Tanzanite Straight Gemstone Band.



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!

Band-Only Ring Stack example two Band-Only Ring Stack example one
Featured rings from top to bottom, left to right: [stack one] Straight Vine Band in Yellow GoldStraight Evergreen Band in Rose Gold, Montana Sapphire Straight Gemstone Band in White Gold4mm Flat Plain Band in Platinum. [stack two] Half Round Wedding Band in Yellow GoldLight Purple Tanzanite Straight Gemstone BandFlat Modern Wedding BandStraight Evergreen Band.



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.

Mixed Placement Ring Stack Example

mixed placement ring stack example one
Featured rings from top to bottom, left to right: [stack one] Micro Bubbles BandAlluvial BandDiamond Bubbles Open BandDainty Micro Stacker. [stack two] Kelp Leaf Band,Alluvial BandMicro Bubbles Band, Diamond Bubbles Open Band, Dainty Micro Stacker.


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: 

  1. Straight Evergreen Band
  2. Curved Vine Band
  3. Straight French-Set Diamond Band

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!