Ring stacking is a growing trend among the modern population. Ring stacking is when you stack different diamond engagement rings on top of each other, creating one massive ring with many intricately designed bands that intertwine from one end to another. This is all thanks to the rings connected via a prong system created with tiny diamonds. Add-ons called clusters and/or accent diamonds, or pavé cut diamonds.
Here are some important tips to consider when building your stack of diamond engagement rings to keep your collection fresh and beautiful.
Complete Your Due Diligence
Before you search for the ideal fitting rings for your stack of diamond engagement rings, make sure you’ve done a little research. The following tips will help you to find the perfect fit.
- Make sure that all of your rings are certified conflict-free stones. This means that they were mined from a specific area and have been certified by an independent lab as being free of conflict minerals. This is especially important when choosing an engagement ring.
- If possible, search for a retailer who specializes in resizing rings before buying them so that you can get a feel for how they look on your finger before purchasing multiple sizes.
Pay Extra Attention to Ring Size
Don’t pair big sizes with big ones. The weight of these two metals can cause the ring stack to be off balance and may weigh down your finger. Make sure that the metal you choose has lightweight so that it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing an extra weight on your finger!
Secondly, make sure that the rings are sized correctly for each other. If one ring is too small or too big, it can cause issues with the rest of the stack. Keep in mind that if they aren’t sized correctly, they will not fit together properly and could cause damage over time.
Don’t Just Stick to One Ring Design
It might not be a rule you agree with if you prefer to keep your ring stack homogenous, but mixing White Gold, Rose Gold, and Yellow Gold in your rings is recommended. If you choose not to do this, then it is recommended that you avoid stacking rings with similar colors.
Don’t limit yourself to the one-ring design when looking for the perfect-fitting rings for your ring stack. The idea is to wear all of them together, so there’s no point in having two band sizes if you can only wear one ring. If you want to go with a broader band, try going a size up from your first choice; this will help ensure that the entire stack fits well.
Even though getting every ring in one size might not be possible, it’s always a good idea to size up by one or two sizes when making an engagement ring stack.
Don’t Over-Stack Your Engagement Rings
When adding rings to your stack of diamond engagement rings, one of the most common mistakes people make is overdoing the diamonds on their ring stack.
This can be done by adding too many diamonds to a single ring or many tiny diamonds instead of one large stone. The middle of your engagement ring stack becomes quite busy, making it harder for you and your fiancé to tell which ring is which. Aside from the aesthetics of adding too many rings, most people will have to resort to financing to continue to build their stack past a certain point.
The trend of ring stacking is getting more significant because it takes diamonds’ simple beauty and makes a statement. By adding a sequence of rings, you’re playing on the complicated nature of diamond rings, giving you more and less meaning in one.