Alternative Engagement Rings

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Ring Stacking Guide

Wear all your rings at once! Why not, it’s one of our favorite things to do here at Elaine B Jewelry. From my very own ring stacks to helping customers pick out their perfect pairings, I can’t get enough. In this guide we'll explain how ring stacking works—and why it's such a great way to express your personal style.

xo Elaine


Above: Different ways of stacking the Journey Collection by Elaine B Jewelry.

What Is Ring Stacking?

Ring stacking is the practice of wearing multiple rings on one finger or hand. It's a trend that has been around for a while, but it's starting to become more popular in recent years. Ring stacking can be used as an easy way to add variety to your jewelry collection by combining different styles and materials of rings together in one place.

There are many different ways you can go about ring stacking. Some people prefer to stack their rings vertically on a single finger while others prefer horizontally across their hand. Whether you're looking for something simple or more eye-catching, there are plenty of options to build your stack!


Above: Stacking with the Gemma Collection and the Concentric Stacking Ring by Elaine B Jewelry.

Tips for Styling Your Stack

Wearing multiple rings can be done in many different ways and can be worn by anyone! If you're interested in trying ring stacking, here are some tips:

- Start small! If you want to wear two or three rings at once, start with just one small ring on your middle finger. Or, you can start strong with a statement ring. Once you get used to the single ring, think of how you’d spice it up! 

-Pick complementary metals and stones. We love to wear one color or even mix metals at EBJ. If you decide to mix & match, a great way to pull off the look is to try to stick to two metals. Pick one as your dominant color and the other to incorporate a few pops here and there. 

-Be careful not to overload one finger with too many pieces. Thoughtful spacing is key for avoiding a stack becoming “too much." (Although, we aren’t sure we could ever have too many rings…)

Don’t be afraid to mix textures and stone colors. This is where you really get to express your personality. Mixing in meaningful birthstones or a few sparkly diamonds will really make your fingers pop for all the right reasons. Our Forever Rings add airy texture!

-Leave at least one finger bare. This just helps create balance in your stacking look!

-Vary your weights and sizes. Mixing up weights, sizes, and textures is a great way to show your personality in your jewelry… Do you go for big center stones? A hammered metal? The sky's the limit when building a unique stack!

-Do what feels like YOU. These are just tips, not strict guidelines. You know yourself better than anyone else! Rock what feels good to you, always!!

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Above: Different ways of stacking Forever Linked Rings by Elaine B Jewelry.

So, What Goes Where? 

Ring finger: This is the finger where most people wear their engagement ring/wedding band. It's also the most common place to wear promise rings. 

Index finger: We love layering more simple pieces on the index finger. Something like our sleek Concentric Stacking Ring.  

Middle finger: The middle finger is a great one for stacking as it’s most likely your longest finger! We love to add more complex rings and statement pieces here, or even a midi ring.  

Thumb: Although it’s not always the most popular for wearing rings, we love styling the thumb! If you do decide on a thumb ring, make sure it's not too big so it doesn't get in the way of everyday activities. 

Pinky Finger: Pinkies are another great option for simple pieces.

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Left Image Credit: Oval Aura Ring with 1.50ct Sapphire stacked with Stardust and Starshine Contour Rings, Right Image: Toi et Moi with 1.14 ctw Lab Diamonds stacked with the Tessellation Ring by Elaine B Jewelry

Ring Stacking - Your Way!

As you can see, there are many ways to wear your rings. The best way to stack your rings is the one that feels best to YOU. This is just a guide to help you learn your own ways to express yourself through jewelry. Be sure to try out different styles until you find one that works for you!

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Above: Stacking with various engagement and wedding bands by Elaine B Jewelry.

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