Jewellery has long been part of human civilisation, with the oldest known jewellery being dated as far back as 25,000 years ago. Over millennia and across diverse cultures, many aesthetics have come and gone, but some fundamentals of jewellery style have stuck around over long periods.
A current trend that dates at least as far back as the 16th century is ring stacking. What is a ring stack, and how can you build your own? Here are some stacking ring tips that will help you create your own fashion-forward ring stacks.
What Is a Ring Stack?
If you're interested in enhancing and building looks with unique and beautiful jewellery, then building a set of stacking rings will be the perfect option for you to experiment and get creative with.
A ring stack is simply a collection of multiple co-ordinated rings that are worn on one or more fingers at a time. This could mean four rings on one finger, eight rings spread over four fingers, or twenty rings across ten fingers.
Because wearing and styling jewellery is an individual and creative experience, the way you wear your ring stack is entirely up to you.
When it comes to stacking rings, the most common example is simply stacking an engagement ring with a wedding band. Sometimes these two rings are designed to complement each other in terms of shape, style or colour. If purchased at different times they may be quite different to each other, but still look great as a set.
Though this is a very commonly seen version of ring stacking, it's far from the only type of ring stack. Stacking rings are a stylish and creative way to bring your jewellery ensembles to the next level.
How to Build a Ring Stack
When building your ring stack, it's a good idea to establish your colour scheme. Do you have a ring that you wear every day, like an engagement ring or wedding band? Keep this in mind when selecting stacking rings, as you may want to choose rings that match or contrast with the ones you'll already be wearing.
Also do you have a preferred metal colour that you wear or do you like to mix and match metals? Do you have a preferred colour or type of gemstone? What other colours will compliment it? Having a rough idea of the colours you want to be wearing on your fingers is a great starting point for your ring stack.
Next, you want to establish your baseline ring stack, which you can mix and match together or add one or more colourful or more bold designs to. Starting off with thin, simple band rings that are intended for stacking is a perfect way to begin crafting your baseline ring stack.
Take a look at our sets of solid gold stacking rings and silver stacking rings, along with our simple rose gold ring as potential starting points. If you prefer more minimalist and simple styling, then this might also be your finishing point for this particular stack.
At Simone Walsh Jewellery, we offer a wide variety of rings in precious metals and gemstones that are specifically intended for stacking. Take a look at our full stacking ring options.
Getting Creative With Your Ring Stack
Don't be afraid to have fun when designing your ring stack - or to change your stacks around regularly.
Though a fully gold or fully silver ring stack is always going to be a classic look, don't be intimidated by mixing your metals. It can be a great way to get your ring stack to work with your other jewellery and gives you endless options in designing your daily looks.
Once you've picked out the perfect baseline set of stacking rings, it's time to throw in some more interesting pieces. Picking out rings with larger stones or wider bands can be a great way to make your ring stack pop.
You might choose one or several gemstone stacking rings to add pops of colour to your stack. Alternatively, find some statement rings or cocktail rings that really speak to your own personal style and add one or more of them to your ring stack.
Putting at least one ring on every finger can be a bold way to make your ring stack stand out. This option will be an eye-catching addition to your wardrobe. The trick to doing this is to have an array of ring sizes that fit your different fingers. Learn more about how to work out your ring size.
Having a good collection of diverse rings in different sizes will always help you to be more creative with your ring stacks and allow you to change them up regularly.
A Ring Stack for Every Occasion
One of the best aspects to building your own ring stack is that it's always customisable and extendable. You can change the selection and arrangement of your ring stack every day if you'd like! After all, your ring stack and jewellery choices are all about expressing your own personal style.
Have an event coming up and planning on wearing simple gold earrings and a necklace? Take off your silver rings and keep on thin, gold bands for a classic, elegant look.
Getting ready for a fun night out? Throw on some colourful gemstone rings and statement pieces to spice up your look. Mix your metals to add to the colourful vibe.
Your ring stack should reflect your own unique style and should be a collection of rings that work best for you. Don't be afraid to change up your ring stack for versatile looks that are perfect for all occasions.
Gifting a Ring Stack: What You Need to Know
Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Studies have shown that most women prefer to be given jewellery over any other type of gift. Buying stackable rings is the perfect way to build your a loved one's jewellery collection in a meaningful way that will work for them.
So how do you pick out a ring stack for someone else?
You should start by taking a look at the jewellery they already have. Use the jewellery and rings they already have as a starting point for buying stacking rings. For instance, if they love gold jewellery, gold stacking rings could be a perfect addition to their jewellery collection.
Getting your partner a ring with their birthstone is a great and personal way to let your loved one know that you appreciate them. Take a look at our elegant birthstone ring collection. These rings are the perfect addition to any ring stack and add a personalised pop of colour.
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Don't forget that you need to know which size to buy for them. Check out our ring size guide for help, along with our international ring size chart, showing sizes in the most commonly used sizing systems around the world and how to convert between them.
Complete Your Jewellery Collection With Stacking Rings
Building a ring stack is a great option for anyone who loves jewellery. At Simone Walsh, our carefully designed ring stacks will help you elevate your style to the next level.
Looking to find gorgeous pieces that match your ring stack? Find some of our best selling jewellery here.