Stacking rings: How to wear them to the best effect

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Stacking rings: How to wear them to the best effect

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Stacking rings is a great way to have a number of pieces of jewelry which can be added to the finger as a way to mark important milestones in life. From graduation through to eternity rings or pieces to mark the birth of a child, many see ring stacking as a snapshot of life told through the story of the bands and gemstones on their hand.

stack ringsWhy ring stacking is an important way to mark an event

Buying a piece of jewelry for the fun of making the decision and enjoying wearing it is always great, but there’s nothing to compare to a ring which is created and purchased specifically to celebrate a life enhancing occasion.  The years fly by, anniversaries pass and babies quickly grow up so wearing a stacked ring is the perfect way to hold onto the memories of times in the past as well as add sentimental value to the jewelry.

How to wear stacked rings

There’s really no rules on how to wear stacked rings, it’s purely down to the wearer. Many people like to mix and match different metals and cuts of diamonds so each ring really stands out as to the significance of why it is worn. A number of thinner bands will feel more comfortable than thicker ones as they will soon creep towards the knuckle and feel uncomfortable.

Styles of stacked rings

stackable ringsAgain there are no rules as to which styles should sit together but it’s important that stones and settings don’t clash otherwise there could be damage.

A popular new idea is the flying saucer stacking ring. It’s thin and usually set flat with a row of diamonds. What makes it unusual – and popular with those who wear a number of rings already – is that it is incredibly thin. When worn on the hand it looks like a flat disc but is in fact triangular in shape; the diamonds are set into one side and this gives the look of being very close to other rings it is to complement.

One rule to perhaps abide by is to remember that variety is key. Lots of rings which look the same; cut, style or texture perhaps will look regimented and flat. If there’s a particular designer which is favored, this is fine to collect rings from them to stack, but ensure they have unique themes to show their significance.

Horizontal or vertical

Of course, you can always stack rings in another way and that is to spread them across the fingers rather than on top of each other. This is particularly popular with celebrities at the moment and the trick is to mix and match the rings so they all stand out as individual pieces without the hand looking too cluttered.

This is a great solution for those with shorter fingers as they can find it a challenge to wear a number of rings on one finger. The best way to stack horizontally is to create a ‘less is more’ look with perhaps one on the thumb, one on the middle finger and then a couple on the ring finger itself.

Stacking rings then is not only a great way to stay on-trend but is also an important way to remember great occasions in life. Have fun with the choices and enjoying wearing the rings – as well as being able to explain the significance of each one to those who will always notice their beauty and ask about their history.