Ring bling is in. When it comes to styling rings, we prefer a good ring stack over a one-off piece. Why? Because it's an easy and effortless way to have fun and be creative with your jewellery game and make your outfits pop. Plus it means you don't have to be over selective with your ring choices! It's the perfect way to play with many different ring styles, shapes, colours and metals.
However, ring stacking can sometimes be a challenge to master and overdoing it can end in overkill. Here are 6 golden rules to styling the perfect ring stack, according to our expert in-house stylist Rosemary Ling:
Delicate Over Chunky
Delicate, minimalist rings work better for stacking because you can keep building on them without going overboard. Bold and chunky rings, on the other hand, are trickier to work with because they each make their own loud statement and actually work better on their own.
"Stacking dainty rings doesn’t require a lot of effort in comparison to chunky and bold rings because it's easier to create a more balanced look," agrees Rose. "For that effortless style, try our delicate best-selling rings such as Staple Ring, Mini Beaded Ring, Double Line Ring," she adds.
Make It Personal
Ring stacking is all about letting your individual style shine and having fun with it, and what better way to flaunt it than with a staple ring that's totally personalised?
"There's no better way to truly make your ring stack your own than by adding a personal touch," says Rose. "Our Slim Signet Ring or Classic Signet Ring are customisable with an engraving of your choice – get your initials or those of someone you want to keep close to your heart!" she adds.
Mix and Match Metals
An all-yellow, rose, or white gold stack will always be chic – plus it's an easy way to play it safe if you’re unsure about how to mix metals. However, where's the fun in that! Mixing and matching your metals can give your ring stack game an exciting and unexpected twist.
"If you do decide to mix and match, a foolproof way to pull off the look is by sticking to just two metals," explains Rose. "Pick a dominant metal (e.g. yellow gold), then incorporate 2-3 pieces of your second metal colour throughout the ring stack (e.g. rose gold)," she continues.
Experiment With Shapes
If you want to be a little bolder with your ring styling, don't be afraid to play with shapes! While it's good to keep things delicate, experimenting with the shape of each ring will bring the ring party to a whole other dimension.
"Incorporating different shapes, like our Diamond Criss Cross Ring and Spiral Diamond Ring, will get you that playful yet sophisticated look," says Rose. "But if you want to glow up even more, stack and play around with our rings from our Shapes Capsule to bring the most sparkle to the room," she shares.
The Fun Is In The 'Midi'
Midi rings are worn at the top of your fingers just above your first knuckle. They're the secret sauce to a good ring stack because they give off the illusion of different heights and levels. This means all your rings won't be squashed and forced together at the base of your fingers!
"The most fun part of creating the perfect stack—midi rings!" exclaims Rose. "These tiny-sized rings are an easy way to add some personality to your stack while simultaneously balancing out your look. Our Open Ring, Narrow Criss Cross Ring and Wave Ring are perfect for that by spicing up your look and bringing more variation."
Be Selective With Your Fingers
Try not to accent all five fingers on both hands, as it will look like overkill. Asymmetry works well with a ring stack as it comes off more effortless, but your rings should be somewhat balanced between both hands.
"There's no magical number of rings to make the perfect ring stack; in the end it all comes down to your own individual style and preference," explains Rose. "But try leaving some breathing space or empty space between your fingers so you don't overdo it! Too many rings at once can sometimes end up feeling a little uncomfortable and can look forced."
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