Trend Alert: Stacking Rings

Sep 15, 2015

Fall is coming, and you know what that means, it’s time to layer – your jewelry, that is. Stackable rings are one of the hottest trends in jewelry right now, with photos of delicate columns of rings filling up Instagram feeds everywhere. Popular fashion sites like Bustle and InStyle have commented on the prevalence of these stacks of bands, and even Forbes has mentioned the trend.

Ring stacks are #instagood! This shot comes from @LichenandLychee and features moissanite, plain metal, sapphire, and diamond rings

Ring stacks are #instagood! This shot comes from @LichenandLychee and features moissanite, plain metal, sapphire, and diamond rings

While we love slender, subtle metal stacking rings, we are of course partial to those featuring gemstones, especially moissanite. Adding some sparkle to your stacks gives the look of a little something extra. Listed below are some of our favorite stacking rings, and in addition, we also offer a few handy tips on how to fashionably wear this stylish trend.

Mix those metals

Silver, rose gold, yellow, gold, palladium…all of them can be worn at once when stacking rings! In fact, we’d recommend it, as it adds more interest to the overall look. You can stack only gold pieces on one finger, and only silver on another, or mix and match on a single digit. We love these flirty moissanite stackers from Porter Gulch, especially the one in rose gold.

Rose, Yellow, and White Gold Stacking Rings, Porter Gulch, $510

Rose, Yellow, and White Gold Stacking Rings, Porter Gulch, $510

Try hot hues

Add some color to your stacks with gems like sapphire, topaz, tourmaline, garnet, citrine, and opal. Colored gems look great when stacked with colorless options like moissanite, as in the set below from Andrea Bonelli Jewelry. They also provide contrast when paired with plain metal bands.

Gemstone Mixed Metals Stacking Rings: Green Tourmaline, Moissanite, & Emerald, Andrea Bonelli Jewelry, from $108

Gemstone Mixed Metals Stacking Rings: Green Tourmaline, Moissanite, & Emerald, Andrea Bonelli Jewelry, from $108

Add some texture

This is particularly important if you’re stacking rings made of the same metal. A change of texture, whether it be hammered, brushed, matte, or polished, can keep your ring ensemble from looking too homogenous. We’re fans of this set of four hammered sterling silver stackers from Madelynn Cassin of onegarnetgirl.

Moissanite and Sterling Stacking Rings, onegarnetgirl on Etsy, $388

Moissanite and Sterling Stacking Rings, onegarnetgirl on Etsy, $388

Don’t fear the sparkle

When you’re wearing a bunch of rings at once, you should be wary of overdoing it; however, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo all sparkle.  A slender band studded with a few gems, either flush set (as in the Talaya ring) or pavé set (like the Stacker ring), can look amazing when combined in a stack with other styles, provided you aren’t wearing more than two or more of them at once.

Talaya Raindrop Ring, Moissanite.com, $149

Talaya Raindrop Ring, Moissanite.com, $149

Stacker Ring, Frances Gadbois for Lulu Avenue, Luluavenue.com, $149

Stacker Ring, Frances Gadbois for Lulu Avenue, Luluavenue.com, $149

Keep it delicate

Wearing a lot of rings at once can get clunky, very quickly. We recommend choosing slender bands and subtle gemstones – nothing too large or overly dominating. This modern, quirky band from GraniteArete is a perfect stacker that can go with any ring ensemble without being overpowering.

Moissanite and Sterling Delicate Band, GraniteArete on Etsy, $88

Moissanite and Sterling Delicate Band, GraniteArete on Etsy, $88

Add a funky piece

The ring stacking trend is meant to be fun, so why not add some whimsy? An unusual band, a unique gemstone cut, a pop of color – nothing is off-limits!

Triangle Moissanite Ring, Peaces of Indigo, $942

Triangle Moissanite Ring, Peaces of Indigo, $942

Are you a fan of the ring stacking trend? Let us know in the comments section.

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