19 Easy Ways to Create the Ultimate Ring Stacks

Ring stacks have been gracing the fingers of stylish brides (and non-brides) for years, but we’re just now really catching on to the trend.

There are so many ways you can go about stacking rings: You can wear your engagement ring on your left ring finger along with your wedding band and 1-3 more rings mixed in. Or, you can let your wedding duo be the star and start stacking on nearby fingers, or even switch hands.

Rings by J. Albrecht Designs

Why We’re Obsessed With Ring Stacks

I love the idea of wedding ring stacks because I personally don’t wear my engagement ring everyday. My wedding band on its own is very dainty, so being able to pair it with larger diamond bands of different sizes and styles is a great way to add a little oomph when I’m not wearing the engagement ring. And then of course adding the engagement ring on top when I go out makes it pop that much more.

Like earrings, a necklace, or an eclectic collection of bangles, having multiple rings can completely add to your unique look. I love seeing other women with ring stacks. They always look so stylish and put together with minimal effort.

However, the thing is that it actually does take a bit of planning to create the perfect ring stack. Here are our tips for creating the ultimate ring stacks.

Start Small, and Give Each Ring Meaning

A super sweet way to add stacked rings to your collection over the years is with the birth of a child or a big anniversary. For instance, you can start with your engagement ring and wedding band, then add to your finger when you reach a milestone. It can be something you buy for yourself, or if your partner is looking for gift ideas, you can subtly drop some hints. 🙂 Rings are a great way to capture those important moments.

WGM Tip: If you don’t want to wait, you can opt for stacked wedding rings from the get-go. You can pair multiple bands with an engagement ring. Or if you’re on tight ring budget, stacked wedding rings are a great way to save money by not buying a larger center stone, too.

Create a Theme

The key to a cohesive ring stack is to pick rings that work together. Much like decorating a home (or your wedding!) you’ll want to choose rings with texture and color that enhances one another, rather than distracts. There are a few ways you can do this:

  • If using the same metal (yellow gold, platinum, white gold, rose gold, etc.) consider varying the design or stones you use. For instance you might want to mix a couple modern bands with a vintage engagement ring. Or, if using diamonds for your engagement ring and wedding band, consider other gemstones to go with them.
  • On the other hand, if using different metal colors, you might want to stick with the same stone (IE: all diamonds). Adding different colors will make it look a bit confusing.
  • Try to have the same thickness for the bands. A wide band with multiple thin bands might seem out of place. When in doubt, remember thin always works best. (And leaves room for more!)
  • Above all, go with what you love!

Does it Have to Fit With My Engagement Ring?

There are two school’s of thought with this, but the answer is as always it’s up to you! If you have a lower set engagement ring (meaning the stone sits more flush to your finger) than you might find you prefer the look of contoured bands that curve around the top and/our bottom of your engagement ring. High settings tend to give you more flexibility, as most bands wont interfere or rub against your setting as much. Personally, I think either way is gorgeous! Who says that everything has to be so matchy-matchy? Try on a few different styles and see which type you like the most.

What’s the Perfect Number?

While the number of rings you want to stack is up to you, odd numbers tend to look best. An engagement ring plus wedding band and one more band is a great classic start. Depending on your preference you can add two more additional rings, or once you fill your ring finger to your knuckle, you can continue your collection on another finger or your right hand!

Where to Buy Stacking Rings

Even though shopping online is great, when it comes to jewelry it can be hard. And it gets even harder when you have to choose rings that actually go together. So our advice is to ideally look for stacking rings in person (or find an online retailer with easy exchanges). Here are our favorite jewelry designers that make stacking easy:

Ring Stack Inspiration

Below are a few stacked wedding rings we love to shop or just get inspired by. Let us know which ones are your favorite, and if you like the trend at all!

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Brilliant Earth
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Via Instagram
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Fully customizable diamond stacking set DiamondDoveJewelry on Etsy, $4,575
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via Anna Sheffield
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Rings by Cathy Waterman
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Via Instagram
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Brilliant Earth
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Anna Sheffield
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Stacking rings by Mejuri
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Stacking rings by J Albrecht Designs
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Via Instagram
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Via Instagram
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Liloveve Gothic Era Inspired Set

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  1. says: Heather

    I’m wondering if you could tell me which website the photograph with 3 gold rings is from (3rd one down in the list). It’s right above the photo from diamond dove jewelry on etsy. I absolutely love it!

  2. says: Alexa

    I love the idea of getting an additional band at different milestones! The thin bands of different designs are my favorite look to pair with the engagement ring!