Ring Stacking: The Art of Mixing and  Matching Rings

Ring Stacking: The Art of Mixing and Matching Rings

For ages, humans have used jewelry to honor and celebrate each other. Stringed shells and beaded jewelry have been discovered in the Moroccan desert. Pounded silver rings were discovered in the English countryside from ages ago. Anthropologists exposed necklaces of bones and feathers in the Alps from 6,000 years ago. Adornment is part of the human experience - a time-honored tradition worth carrying on with intention.

Rings can be worn as a simple fashion statement or with a deeper symbolic meaning. Engagement rings indicate a taken relationship status; class rings celebrate a school graduation or athletic win. Jewelry can be passed down for generations with nostalgic meaning or put on display in institutions as a reminder of cultural heritage and wealth.

Ring Stack Basics

Ring stacking is a tasteful way to express your creative style through jewelry. We find that many customers wish to wear more than one of our handmade rings at once, but aren't sure of the best way to combine them.

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about the art of stacking rings, including styling ideas, and dos and don'ts.

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Ring Stacking Tips: Stacking Rings Like A Pro

Since jewelry reflects the personality and important life events, displaying more than one is a way to tell your story - even if they don't match by traditional standards.

Don't be afraid to mix metals

It's more than okay to group rings of different metals together. Pair a golden and a silver ring on the same finger or hand, doing the same on the other hand. The juxtaposed shimmering will highlight the nuances of each color. Rose gold and classic gold create the perfect duo.

When combining more than one metal color, don't include too many statement rings. Mixing gold and silver is beautiful on its own and adding too many concepts can take away from each ring's beauty.

Shop Silver: Kamet Ring, Ajmer Ring
Shop Vermeil Gold: Hery Ring, Carina Ring, Rigel Ring

Dainty vs. Bold Rings

If you're new to stacking rings, small, dainty combinations are a great way to boost your confidence with mixing and matching. Thin bands are tasteful and elegant, providing a stylish accessory to any wardrobe. Those with more developed tastes probably crave a bold look and might wear two larger rings on the same hand. 

Bringing contrasting styles together adds a unique "something" that can make a look more sophisticated. Match a tiny gem from your childhood with a bold, large stone. Mingle simple lines with a bold, funky bauble. Whether you favor the understated or statement-making, don't be afraid to test new combinations until you discover a pairing you feel comfortable with.

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Shop Dainty Rings: Diamond Wire Ring, Uncut Raindrop Ring, Uncut Teardrop Ring

Shop Bold Rings: Black Diamond Imek Ring, Gold Tatiana Ring

Incorporate Custom Pieces

Hand-made pieces are crafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that each piece is distinctive and of high quality. Hand-made jewelry often incorporates intricate details and textures that cannot be found in mass-produced pieces, giving your ring stack a truly special and artisanal feel. By incorporating hand-made jewelry into your ring-stacking combinations, you are supporting independent artisans and promoting the art of traditional craftsmanship.

Shop made-to-order rings.

A Pop of Color

Jewelers incorporate color with gems, crystals, and coatings to add visual appeal or spiritual meaning. Like a pinch of salt makes desserts sweeter, a pop of color uplifts a look and enhances the beauty in each ring. Nothing looks more divine than a deep ruby red ring alongside the delicate play of color in an opal. There are a few ways to go about it tastefully:

  • Go for a rainbow look, incorporating multi-colored rings and bright gems.
  • Stack rings of the same metal type and choose up to two colored diamonds or gemstones.
  • Shop for stacking rings within the same jewelry collections to ensure colors, metals, and gem shades match.

Shop: Pink Tourmaline Rings, Black Onyx Rings, Amethyst Rings

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    Engagement Ring Ideas

    Wedding ring stacking is the art of creating tastefully stacked rings including engagement rings, wedding bands, and other small rings. To achieve an elegant and cohesive look, it's important to bear in mind some timeless stylistic truths. 
    • Choose rings that complement each other in terms of style, color, and texture.
    • Consider the proportions of the rings, with smaller rings usually worn closer to the knuckle and larger rings towards the base of the finger.
    • Experiment with different combinations to find the perfect arrangement that you'll want to wear every day.
    • Keep it balanced by stacking an odd number of rings on one finger, as it creates a more visually appealing look.

    By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and unique wedding ring stack that reflects your personal style and preferences.

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    Upcycled, Handcrafted Rings

    The true beauty of an exceptional piece comes when the significance and meaning are known. The Shana Gulati jewelry concept fuses traditional and modern jewelry-making techniques to create one-of-a-kind, unique rings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. We employ Indian artisans who use upcycled materials and make each piece with a special vision in mind.

    Our handcrafted rings are made of repurposed diamonds, gold, crystals, and Indian gemstones, perfect for stacking. Each collection holds a series of coordinating rings, necklaces, and bracelets that you can mingle without worrying about clashing tones.

    To learn more about our handmade jewelry, shop our collections today.


    Shop stackable rings today.


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