Stacking rings — the newest trend in jewelry is getting some major praise from women everywhere. Why? Because it means more rings!
Stackable wedding bands are nothing new. Traditionally, a woman wears her engagement ring alone until she adds her wedding band. These two rings usually stack nicely on top of one another and likely match in metal color and accent diamonds. There are even bridal sets that can be bought together so that the two rings complement each other perfectly. But, the new ring stacking trend gives women even more opportunity to style that stunning ring finger! Stacking rings allows you to give a more custom, exclusive look to your jewelry.
Is there a stack limit?
The rule of thumb for ring stacking depends on how much space you have between knuckles. You want to be able to bend your fingers, but you can also stack rings between your two knuckles. Really, the most important thing to consider is your own comfort — too many rings or ones that are too thick (depending on your rings size), may make for an awkward or even painful ring stacking experience. Custom stack ring sets can help ensure that every ring fits together optimally.
Although most people start with having their ring finger featured, it’s very common to see women with three or four stacks scattered on their hands. Brides.com suggests stacking in odd numbers. So, instead of just your stacked engagement ring + your wedding band, add one or three other bands to create an asymmetrical look.
Do all my rings have to match?
No way! While some people do prefer custom stack ring sets, it’s actually extremely trendy to mix and match stones and metal colors. Add a pop of rose gold to really make your ring stack pop or layer bands that have different settings to create a custom look that is all your own. And don’t feel like you’re only allowed to stack gold and diamonds, either; a birthstone ring or something in sterling silver can provide a nice contrast to other, higher-value rings.
It is, however, recommended that you choose a focal point to center your stack. Although it’s popular to combine different elements, you don’t want your stack to look unplanned. So for example, perhaps have your stacked diamond ring featured in the middle, surrounded by regular gold bands.
What engagement ring style stacks best?
There are a few ways that you can style your engagement ring with your stack. It’s important to note that even if you already have your engagement ring, it’s not too late to find bands that will easily layer!
One of the most popular stacked engagement rings is a center diamond that expands over the top and bottom of the band, such as our Petite Delicate Halo ring (pictured). This allows the other bands to partially lay underneath the center diamond and creates cohesiveness.
Another popular look is an engagement ring with a band that already creates a stacked appearance. This allows you to wear fewer pieces of jewelry but gives the allusion of multiple rings. Our Square Halo with Split Band is a great example of this type of ring.
Need some inspiration from the stars? Numerous celebrities have taken to the stacked ring trend and it seems like they’re not stopping anytime soon!
Kaley Cuoco has a stack of dreams. She mixes her white metal, square-shaped 2.5-carat engagement ring with two yellow gold bands to create a fun mixture of classic and modern.
Kyle Richards gives us some serious ring envy with her cushion cut engagement ring and three gorgeous diamond stacked rings — the middle of which shows off a pop of color.
Wait, can I afford this?!
Many of you (especially the guys) might be thinking, how can I afford so many rings? Luckily, the price of Clean Origin diamonds can be anywhere from 20-30% less expensive than ones from jewelry companies that use mined diamonds. This means you can use that extra money to buy a fun, stackable ring that compliments her other Clean Origin diamonds.
It’s also very popular to create this stack over time. Adding a ring for your one year anniversary or gifting a band as a push present are both great ways to achieve this style without having to buy all of the rings at once.
No matter when you decide to start stacking, the diamond experts at Clean Origin can help you pick out a band that will not only compliment an engagement ring but will fit your style and personality! Pay us a visit and we can help you out.