Brides today have so much choice when it comes to engagement and wedding rings. The traditional solitaire and plain wedding band are still popular. However, stacking wedding rings are now a very sought after trend.
Stacking Wedding Rings
Popular online jeweller, TheDiamondStore.co.uk, is here to show us how to achieve this sparkling look.
What is the ‘stacked wedding rings’ trend all about?
The stacked wedding ring look has been around for a while. For instance, in Scandinavia, it’s common for women to wear three rings:
- One for engagement
- One for marriage
- And one for motherhood.
On the other hand, the fashion world has been favouring the ‘stacked’ or ‘layered’ look in jewellery for a while now. So wearing several wedding rings at once can be seen as both fashionable and meaningful.
What’s so appealing about stacked wedding rings?
Many brides like the idea of wearing two wedding rings around their engagement ring for symmetry. To others, the symbolism of the engagement ring being ‘sealed in’ with two bands is appealing. However, sometimes it’s simply a question of wanting more sparkle. Many women are also given gift rings during the course of their marriage to mark big occasions like anniversaries or the birth of a baby. In these cases, stacked rings are a reminder of cherished moments.
How to choose and match the rings
Matching your stacked engagement and wedding bands is something you don’t have to worry about! Even traditionalists believe that when it comes to wedding jewellery, you’re allowed to mix metals, diamonds and gems. So you can choose matching rings in the same colour if you like. Or mix it up with white, yellow and rose gold, platinum, design eras and precious stones. The main thing is that the look expresses your individual style and you’ll be happy wearing your rings for a lifetime.
In which order should the rings be stacked?
The symmetrical stacking method is the most popular. It means placing your engagement ring in the middle and ‘locking it in’ with two bands or eternity rings, one on either side. However, some brides prefer to slide the engagement ring on first and then add the two bands after it. Both of these ways of stacking can be done from the start, on the day of your wedding. You can then also add further bands over the years to commemorate life events.
How many rings can I stack all together?
Again, this is up to you. Most fingers will comfortably fit one engagement ring, plus two to four wedding bands or eternity rings – but this ultimately depends on the width and thickness of the rings and how sensitive your hands are to wearing several rings at once. Have you accumulated several gift rings in your collection over the years? You could consider having just your engagement ring on the left ring finger. Then you can stack your wedding ring and other bands on your right hand for a really powerful look.
Is it best to buy the rings together or separately?
As many brides now want to opt for a stacked look from get-go, buying the rings together makes more financial sense. This is because diamonds and gems usually come at a reduced per-carat price if you buy more of them at once. ‘Bridal sets’ that incorporate a perfectly matched engagement ring and a diamond wedding band offer excellent value for money. Some of them already come with multiple bands built in to give an opulent stacked appearance. Once you have a bridal set, it’s easy to pick further matching rings to add to your sparkling stack of diamonds.