When it comes to the possibilities of stacking with your engagement ring, sky is the limit.
Buchroeders loves it when customers go beyond traditional bridals sets by creating layers of fun that convey their unique sense of style and personality.
But how do you go about styling or creating a particular theme that produces dazzling hand gestures and complete your outfit?
This article will illustrate some of our favorite styles of engagement ring stacking and additional band layers with carefully curated examples from our official Instagram feed.
The Stacked Engagement Ring Explained
A stacked engagement ring is a bridal jewelry trend where you get to add a wedding band to your ring finger and typically a third one, which could be an eternity band or a statement ring.
But stacked rings go beyond just the bridal sphere — put on other rings on the rest of your hand to express yourself and stack as much as you’d like. Bands can nest or sit together, and you can get creative by experimenting with different textures, metals, carved detailing, and mixing diamonds and colored gemstones.
But before we jump into styles of ring stacking, let’s cover a few basics.
How to stack with your engagement ring?
We believe there are no set-in-stone rules regarding the ‘proper’ way to go about engagement ring stacking.
Your ring stacking should reflect your personal taste and preferences regarding the perfect stacked rings. Here are a couple of things you could be considering before you make a move:
- Technical proportions of added rings with your engagement ring setting (consider an elevated center stone)
- If you’re going with an odd or even number of rings
- If your bridal set and the rest of the stacked rings need to match or not necessarily
- Begin with one as your base ring, then add to your stack over time
- Mix precious metals, diamonds, gemstones, pearls, and design patterns
- The gap between rings & the wear and tear factor of wearing multiple pieces
We’ve put together a few examples of trends in ring layering. Bear in mind that you can create your own style of stacked rings, so feel free to use the ones below as a source of inspiration.
BOLD & ACCENTUATED
Outshine in style with eternity bands featuring big, beautiful diamond shapes for much more accentuated hang gestures. Go with 0.3 to 0.5 Ct as Single Stone Carat for chunky-style ring stacking in a classic and timeless arrangement.
TWO OR THREE-TONE METALS
Mixing metals in your stack is one of the most awe-inspiring ways to embrace the extraordinary and defeat any pre-set rules regarding alloys. The luxurious harmony of yellow, white, and rose gold blend with platinum's sleek and durable characteristics, which make way for limitless possibilities of mix-and-matching rings.
Vintage stacked rings encompass patterns and shapes, highlighting antique or vintage-inspired designs. For example, this vintage classic women’s wedding band has tiny metal beads decorating the borders of each dazzling diamond, known as milgrain detailing — skillfully set by Jesse, our Master Bench Jeweler.
Minimal ring layering can be 3 or 4 thin bands per hand for girls who stand behind mottos such as “less is more.” The main advantage of this more delicate and subtle look is letting your engagement ring get under the main spotlight.
How about a more playful way to ring stacking with fancy candy-colored diamonds or gemstones? Here are a few ways you can go about it:
- Stick to a single stone color, which can be your favorite color, for its symbolic meaning or spiritual benefits.
- Build stacks with different fancy-colored diamonds or precious stones like Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, etc.
- Opt for an engagement ring with a colored center stone and develop from there
- Go with pavé-set diamonds and colored enamel like in the examples below
THE FASHION-FORWARD FIST
You can add some excitement to your engagement ring stacking by including designer pieces like this Cartier Love Band. For an edgier and more hypnotic arrangement, you may go with Bulgari’s Serpenti Viper Ring in pavé diamonds. Cheers to a layering style that has fashion-forward written all over it!
Ring In The New Year With Stacks Of Fun
In a nutshell, engagement ring stacking is an art — and you are the artist!
It’s a fantastic way to express your style or a special life moment. Wedding rings and eternity bands are great to honor your love relationship.
Still, we all must agree that life is full of surprises worth remembering — and symbolizing that moment by adding to your ring stacking is the way to go!
We can also create custom bands from scratch, so if you have unique design ideas, Buchroeders Jewelers can help you develop an entire collection from start to finish.
If you’re shopping for women’s wedding bands or simply wish to add to your stacked rings, our in-house jewelry specialists will provide expert advice that’s tailored to your unique requirements and budget.