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Stacking Engagement & Wedding Rings: Do’s and Don’ts

Last updated on March 06, 2023

Sometimes, one ring isn’t enough. Stacking engagement and wedding rings gives you a way to express yourself and celebrate milestones simultaneously.

They’re all over Instagram right now, and for good reason. A carefully curated ring stack looks fresh, fascinating and unique. No one will have the same combination as you.

But creating the perfect stack can be intimidating. So we’ve put together some simple do’s and don’ts to help you develop layers of sparkling perfection.


Ring Stacking Do’s

Do Mix Old Rings with New Ones

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. 

Do you have an heirloom wedding band from your grandmother? Why not layer it with a modern engagement ring you’ve had your eye on? The combination of vintage and new creates a striking look and makes for a beautiful conversation piece.

Do Incorporate Gemstones

Some brides struggle with deciding between diamonds and coloured gemstones. However, when you choose a stacking wedding ring, you don’t have to decide. You can have both!

Some people have a solid connection to their birthstone; others love the look of particular gems like rubies or morganite. Adding a gemstone or two to your stack adds colour and energy.

Do Mix Dainty Rings with Chunky Diamond Bands

You’ve probably seen stacking engagement rings that are all similar in width, but when you mix dainty bands with chunky diamond rings, you up the wow factor.

Don’t worry if two rings aren’t perfectly stacked. You’re going for the overall effect, so experiment with different combinations and embrace an eclectic vibe.

Do Add to Your Stack to Celebrate Milestones

Traditional wedding rings provide an ever-ready reminder of your love and commitment, but stackable rings can grow along with your memories.

Over the years, you can stack new bands to commemorate anniversaries, the births of children, and even the memory of departed loved ones. With each addition, you add a physical reminder of something special. Then, looking down at your rings, you can experience a flood of love and gratitude.


Ring Stacking Don’ts

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Metals

Can you stack a rose gold ring with a platinum band? Absolutely! Yellow gold with silver? Go for it. Some of us struggle to settle on just one precious metal. Opting for a stacking engagement ring gives you the option to choose them all!

Keep in mind that some metals are harder and more durable than others. So you might place tougher metals like platinum on the outsides of your stack to protect softer selections like 20k gold.

Don’t Feel Like You Have to Purchase All the Rings in One Place

The indecisive among us struggle with all kinds of decisions. True, you might not want to settle on just one precious metal. But, on the other hand, you might also resist choosing one favourite jeweller. 

So don’t. Snag a diamond pavé band from your family jeweller and a delicate floral ring from that new shop you saw in town. The world is your oyster when you stack; make the most of your endless options.

Don’t Do it at Random

That said, you don’t want your hand to look like a display case in a pawn shop. Also, random rings may not work well together, so be choosy about your selections.

If you’re not sure whether your stack adds up to a cohesive unit, consult with your favourite jeweller or a stylish friend. And trust your judgment as well. Most people are good at knowing when a ring stack looks ‘right’.

Don’t Abandon Your Style

Ring stacking is an Instagram trend at the moment, but you can maintain your style while adopting the craze.

Analyse your other jewellery items. Do you tend to choose chunky pieces? Subtle styles? Stick with your go-to mode of expression as you select your bands. In the end, you’ll have an assortment of gorgeous pieces you can mix and match at will.

An assortment of gorgeous precious metals makes for an endlessly exciting engagement ring. 

When you’ve put together your perfect stack, protect it with JewelCover. Our specialised engagement ring insurance provides cover from loss, theft, damage, mysterious disappearance and more. 

Unlike home and contents insurance, we protect your rings wherever you go, and you can return to your preferred jeweller for repairs or replacement. For a free, instant insurance quote, click here. Or, if you’re more of a talker, call us on 1300 522 808.

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