While the perfect diamond ring stack may come across as effortlessly glittery, jewelry insiders know that adhering to some basic guidelines can mean the difference between forgettable and epic.
Whether you love unabashed glamour in the form of big gold diamond rings, cool-girl edginess by way of black and white enamel and diamonds or prefer that bit of romance that rose gold delivers, following the steps below will ensure your ring stack hits all the right notes.
Step One: Make a Statement
Start off your diamond ring stack with a large playful diamond statement ring. We love the mix of whimsical mismatched diamond shapes from Jemma Wynne.
Stylists note: Start your stack with your diamond engagement ring for a fun look with meaning.
Step Two: Play with Proportion
Experiment with the size and shape of the rings themselves within the stack on the finger. And don’t be afraid of a strong pinky ring stack—dynamically shaped diamond rings work wonders here, too. Try mixing a chic knife-edge diamond pinky ring from Harwell Godfrey with an oval diamond star signet ring from Foundrae.
Step Three: Size Matters
(Ain’t that right!) Mix and match your diamond sizes, from pavé to larger set stones. Layer on two diamond eternity bands for some serious pointer finger bling. We covet these luxe eternity bands from Briony Raymond.
Step Four: Stack to Perfection
Matching similarly scaled rings together can create the illusion of one large ring on your finger. Case in point: a few skinny diamond bands all layered together, or a slim diamond band from Melissa Kaye stacked with a cage style band ring from Messika.
Needless to say, we’re all for layering up both hands for a maximalist look! So what are you waiting for? Grab your diamond rings, ladies and gents, and let’s get stacking.
(Warning: the diamond ring stacks you’re about to see aren’t for the faint of heart.)
LOOK 1: A CLASSIC COMBO
Yellow gold and diamonds: an iconic pair that will never go out of style. We love mixing our diamond sizes, from larger cut stones to bezel set to pavé, in playful proportions. Don’t be shy to layer on multiple rings for a light-catching look.
LOOK 2: BOLD & GOLD
This stack is major, thanks to its scale play and strength from mixing larger sized rings and diamonds together. Here, the combination of circular motifs and angles has a killer geometric effect.
LOOK 3: ICED OUT
You’ll need shades for this stack, which shows off the blingest white gold and diamond rings for an icy look. Emulate it by playfully layering large statement rings, wide band-rings and skinny wrap rings of all sizes. Have some fun with scale and diamond sizes, cuts and settings for a textured effect.
LOOK 4: DIAMONDS WITH AN EDGE
Feeling edgy? Pair black and white enamel diamond rings for a timelessly dramatic mix.
LOOK 5: ROMANTIC IN ROSE
For your elegant side, rose gold is a romantic’s go-to choice. Layered together, the delicate mix of rose gold and pavé diamond stacking rings creates a dreamy look.