Style Series: How to Build the Perfect Ring Stack
1. MIX AND MATCH YOUR METALS
An all-yellow, rose, or white gold stack is classic, and safe if you’re unsure about how to mix metals. Now cast all your doubt aside! A foolproof way to pull off the look is by sticking to only two metals. Pick a dominant color, then incorporate two to three pieces of your second metal color throughout your stack.
2. LEAVE AT LEAST ONE FINGER BARE
Piling on several rings can go from “just enough” to “too much” real quick, so an easy tip to avoid going overboard is to stick to stacking on only four fingers at a time, max. Leaving at least one finger bare creates a more balanced and cohesive look, instead of an overwhelming one. I prefer to keep either my pinky or index bare (because bending it is weird),, but this one’s ultimately up to you.
3. VARY WEIGHTS AND TEXTURES
A surefire way to create visual balance in your ring stack is to mix different kinds of weights, shapes, and textures.. Thick bands, twisted bands, hammered bands, and gemstones… you name it. Just make sure that if you incorporate a statement ring, the rest of your rings remain relatively simple so they don’t compete.
But what about the composition of the stack? What types of rings can we use to build the perfect ringstack?
This is where I personally like to begin my own stack. Starting with a bold ring on your ring finger—or even a solitaire style, like an engagement ring—means it can remain the center of attention as you build around it. If you choose one that is especially oversized (like a signet ring), make sure the rest of your stack is relatively understated to avoid a combination that looks too heavy.
Next up is one of the most fun parts of creating the perfect stack—midi rings! These tiny-sized rings look right at home on the middle finger, and are an easy way to add some personality to your stack while simultaneously balancing out your look. It can be a bit tricky to find just the right size, but as a rule of thumb (no pun intended!), midi rings are generally size three and smaller. By the way, I’m a little bit obsessed with this LC Lauren Conrad twig midi ring I’m wearing in the photo above…
INSET GEMSTONE RINGS
In my opinion, our new calliope rings are quite possibly the dreamiest part of any stack. They always catch the eye, and there are so many different variations to choose from—no need to limit yourself to simple CZ or diamond eternity bands! I’ve included some of my favorites here so you can shop them below, and if you want to really make a statement, don’t be afraid to stack two or three on one finger.
No stack is complete without a few simple, gold bands. Whether you go for uber-affordable stacking rings or solid gold bands you can keep for years, these styles are essential for the perfect ring stack. Tip: If you want to keep things interesting, mix and match a few smooth bands with textured options. A twisted, beaded, or hammered gold stacking ring always looks stunning on either side of an eternity band, or worn alone on the thumb.
Do you have your own formula for nailing the perfect ring stack?