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Rings can add a beautiful touch to any of your outfits, with so many statement and simple designs to choose from. They can help you to subtly accessorise a busier outfit, or add a statement to a plainer one, so it’s unsurprising that we all love them.

But, if you’re starting to feel bored of the pieces you’ve already got, don’t be tempted to dump them. Ring stacking is becoming more and more popular, as it gives you the opportunity to reinvent pieces you already have by combining them. But, if you want to add some new focal pieces to your jewellery collection, you could even team your existing rings with some new additions.

With so many possible combinations, we know it can be daunting. And, that’s why we’ve put this handy ring stacking guide together. So, you can be sure you’re always ticking the right boxes with your stacks.

Decide how many fingers will be stacked

First things first, you’ll need to decide how many fingers you want to stack with your rings. This is completely up to you; ring stacking is about getting inventive, after all.

But, if you’re after a guideline figure, we would generally advise you stack three or four of your fingers with two rings on each. However, if you want to be able to show off more of your best pieces, stick to stacking only one or two of your fingers. By doing this, you can wear multiple rings on each finger without it looking chaotic. Sticking to either of these will ensure your ring stacks look stylish and aren’t too overwhelming.

There are no rules as to which fingers these could be either. Jewellery-lovers tend to stick to the pinky, ring, and index fingers, but feel free to mix these up as you see fit to create a stack that’s unique to you.

If you want to stack your rings on more than one hand, we’d recommend mixing up the fingers you use on each hand. This will ensure your rings are evenly dispersed rather than all in one place, meaning your look will appear more balanced.

Find your ideal stacking number

There is no universal number for how many stacking rings you should wear on any one finger, which means that it’s down to you to find your own ideal. While your stacks should have a mixture of pieces, you need to be careful not to overdo it as this can tarnish your aesthetic.

In general, we wouldn’t advise going beyond four or five rings on one finger, but this can differ depending on the thickness and style of the rings you choose. For example, if you’re picking all slim-width rings then you are likely to be able to stack more than if you incorporate chunkier styles as well.

On the other hand, if thicker rings are a must for you, ensuring that you only wear one of these on each finger you stack will stop your accessories from looking uncoordinated. 

Marry subtle and statement

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We’ve all heard the saying less is more but, when it comes to stylishly stacking your rings, this needn’t be the case. The fun of creating ring stacks is that the normal rules of jewellery don’t apply — you’re free to experiment as you want. And, mixing subtle and statement pieces together is one way to challenge the typical rules of accessorising.

Whether your favourite piece is a minimalistic diamond ring or plain ring, you can reinvent them by contrasting these with statement styles. A statement ring could be anything from a chunky signet ring to one with coloured stones that’ll add a pop of colour to your stacks.

Mix and match metals

While it may have been a fashion faux pas in previous years, mixing and matching metals is back on trend, which is great news if you’re looking to experiment with your ring stacks. Gone are the days of having to choose just one metal to wear, which gives you some extra freedom when it comes to stacking your rings.

The way you do this is completely up to you, but matching yellowwhite, and rose gold rings together is sure to make for some eye-catching ring stacks. Similarly, don’t shy away from mixing silver and platinum with gold rings, as this can add an extra dimension, and means you can still wear your favourite accessories without worrying if they clash.

If you prefer vintage rings that tend to have a more antique look, you’ll be pleased to hear these will also work perfectly in a stack, particularly if you’re trying to create your own retro combination.

Pair different shapes together

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Stacking rings presents you with the perfect opportunity to mix up the shapes of your jewellery — and this is a great way to add a more eclectic feel to your stacks if you’re not comfortable with mixing metals.

While varying the width of the bands can boost your style points, incorporating multiple ring shapes can help to add extra depth and texture. This could mean it’s time to invest in some buckle or keeper rings, which both boast interesting dimensions and are sure to get heads turning.

Give ring stacking a go with our top five tips. From deciding which fingers you’ll use to show off your stunning ring collection, to building confidence with mixing and matching metals, we hope you’ve found some inspiration here.

Here at Ramsdens Jewellery, we have an extensive range of new and pre-owned rings for you to browse, so you can be certain there’s something to suit your budget here.

For more jewellery advice and inspiration, check out our blog and our jewellery and watch guides. And, if you have any questions, we’d be more than happy to help! Simply get in touch with our friendly team with your enquiry, or visit us at your nearest Ramsdens branch.

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