Stacking rings are a huge trend right now in the fashion world. In fine jewelry, it is a creative way to make a look that’s uniquely you. Stacking rings can be added to your wedding set or worn solo.
However you decide to wear it, we have a few tips to style your stack.
It’s not Plain, it’s Timeless
Don’t think you need to go all bling. A solid band without diamonds or gemstones is sometimes the missing link, er, ring. Create a minimalist stack with a little bit of space and see how the contrast pulls it all together. If you need a little more interest, try a hammered texture or a small design.
Mix Setting Styles
Adding a channel-set band creates a huge look between two prong-set bands. Want something a bit more contemporary? Try a bezel-set band.
A Touch of Novelty
Love a good floral motif? Is the infinity trend calling your name? Go for it! Just don’t go crazy with these novel designs. They are sweet in small amounts, but can be overwhelming and chaotic when you try to fit too much into your stack.
Explore Stone Shapes
Don’t feel tied down to round. Adding a ring with fancy-shape stones will create interest, especially if you are staying with one metal color. Look at baguettes (my fave!) or marquise for something special.
A Pop of Color
Adding gemstones to your stack is a great way to make it special. Honor your special someone or your children by using their birthstones in a ring. Keep in mind that different color gems show off in different metal colors.
Eternity Bands: A Cautionary Tale
I get it. The idea of a complete circle of diamonds around your finger is so captivating. No matter which way it spins, sparkle is there to treat your eye! Eternity bands are stunning. I hate to be the bad guy, but they can also be the source of many headaches. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering an eternity band:
- Cannot be sized. While there are some solutions to make an eternity band fit tighter, they cannot be enlarged or properly sized.
- Higher risk of damage. With stones all-the-way around the ring, the inside stones (on your palm side) are susceptible to damage. Think about how much you do with your hands.
- Less economical. This isn’t really a surprise. More stones (especially diamonds) = more money.
Questions to ask your Jeweler
If you’re ready to building your stack, make sure you are working with your trusted jeweler. Take some time and ask him or her a few questions:
- How durable is this setting?
- How should my rings be sized? (Pro tip: the larger the stack, the tighter the fit)
- What kind of care and maintenance is involved with this ring?