A Beginner’s Guide to Stacking Your Jewelry


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Some fashion trends come and go rather quickly. However, one that has made it through decades of fashion and still manages to be hot today is stacking jewelry

Layering your necklaces and wearing multiple rings on your fingers is considered a fashion “yes” for everyone. Just remember, as you start your exploration of stacking jewelry, the goal is to achieve a bold and elegant look rather than doing too much. 

The good news is that you can use some general rules and guidelines to become a pro at jewelry stacking. Keep reading to learn more. 

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A Brief Introduction to Stacking Jewelry

When it comes to stacking jewelry, you don’t want to follow the adage, “less is more.” Stacking or layering jewelry is an effective way to add a bit of glam to an otherwise dull and boring outfit

It’s especially beneficial when trying to make a transition from workwear to evening wear. Instead of taking an extra outfit, change your flats for a pair of heels or a wedge and start layering your necklaces and stacking your other jewelry for a sophisticated and luxurious look. 

Some additional guidelines to help you stack different types of jewelry are found here. 

Stacking and Layering Necklaces

Stacking and layering your necklaces can be tricky for some. However, once you get the hang of it, you will never want to wear a single necklace again. 

The most popular option is to layer your dainty, delicate necklaces of different lengths together. They should sit about one inch apart when they are on. You may even have one necklace with a pendant like the Luxe necklace, while others are simple. 

You can also mix and match metals if you want to. 

The rule was not to use more than one statement necklace in the past, but today, that rule has gone out the window. Today, a popular stacking trend is to blend your chunky chokers with layers of bolder necklaces to create a modern twist on the Egyptian queen aesthetic

You can go the other direction with your stack as well. You can even consider adding charms to the mix, such as these Signature Initial Charms in gold. It’s a great way to add a unique, personal touch to your stack. 

The only real consideration to keep in mind is tangling. Be sure you keep things manageable, or you may wind up with a mess on your hands. 

Stacking Bracelets 

Stacking bracelets isn’t new in fashion. It’s something that’s been done for decades. 

From thick and thin bangles to several tennis bracelets on both your wrists, stacking bracelets is a common and popular way to accessorize

There are several ways you can style this look. However, for those new to stacking bracelets, it’s best to start small and choose complimentary metals and textures. You may even want to accentuate the stack with a charm bracelet, which will make things stand out even more. 

If you want a foolproof way to stack bracelets successfully, purchase a pre-stacked style, such as the Rainbow Goddess Stack

When stacking bracelets, you can go as big and bold as possible. Some people even add stacks that take up half of their lower arm. It’s up to you, and your creativity is your only limit. 

Are you interested in finding the perfect stacking bracelets? If so, check out our collection of bracelets, where you can find styles and looks that are perfect for stacking. 

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Stacking Rings

A ring stack is another popular way to accessorize today. Having your fingers bejeweled with silver, rose gold, and other metals is an eye-catching look. 

If you want to stack your rings, it’s good to do so on one or two fingers while leaving the others free of any rings. Try moving the placement of the rings until you find something that you love. Keep in mind that heavily stacking one finger with rings will look great against a bare finger. This space creates the contrast and appeals you want for your stacking efforts. 

When it comes to stacking rings, there aren’t many rules. You can be as bold as you want and create a look that’s uniquely yours

Like the bracelets, you can also purchase rings made to be stacked, such as these Signature Stack Rings, where you can pick one to five rings to include with your stack. 

When it comes to stacking rings, you should consider mixing new and old. For example, pair your dainty rings with older heirlooms or a cocktail ring. This blend of styles will create a fashion statement and make your entire look more interesting


General Rules of Stacking Your Jewelry 

One of the best parts of stacking your jewelry is that there aren’t any hard and fast rules you have to follow. In fact, this is one part of fashion where you can use your creativity for. 

It doesn’t matter if you plan to stack necklaces, bracelets, or rings; the guidelines here will help you get started. They will also ensure that you love the look you create

Just remember, stacking different looks, styles, and textures of jewelry will create something interesting that will add appeal to your outfit. Keep the guidelines above in mind when you start with jewelry stacking to get a look you love. 

While it can be intimidating at first, the tips and information here should take some guesswork out of jewelry stacking. Before you know it, you’ll be a pro and help your friends stack their jewelry, too. 

Why Is Stacking Jewelry a New Trend?

Fashion trends come and go, but stacking jewelry is here to stay. Let's take a look at why stacking jewelry is currently in vogue. 

Modern Meets Traditional

Over the years, many consumers have held higher preferences for those minimalist styles. Daintier pieces are often at the forefront of the newest trends, which means there are more possibilities for individuals to mix and match their collections. Slim bangles, rings, and chains add a trendier punch to your wardrobe when stacked together. Along with that, there has been a push to personalize your outfits, moving away from those one-style-fits-all mentalities. Many consumers are experimenting with different looks to find their style. With that, jewelry has taken a little more prominence over clothing with consumers.

Those traditional pieces are also a target for layering, especially with jewelry designers reinventing the look of traditional styles and shapes. Many have seen jewelry moving from being a cultural fixture worn for only a few occasions to trend-driven everyday wearables. Some of these traditional jewelry pieces, such as jadau necklaces, can be paired with flat necklaces or chains, giving the individual a more classic look. Even those detailed bangles and bracelets can be complimentary when paired with a minimalist piece. 

Creates an Art of Balance

While it may look easy, stacking jewelry does need a little balance. Many of these pieces will look great by themselves, but they must come together effortlessly. Think about your clothes in the wardrobe. If they are heavily embroidered or have loud prints, you will need to balance that out with the jewelry, especially if you want to stack pieces. Take a look at the current celebrities and influencers. They usually focus on a single body part when it comes time to stack jewelry. For example, if the necklaces are stacked, then the earrings are minimal. When you add too much to your outfit, you could run the risk of looking too gaudy. Stacking jewelry can help you achieve the right balance in your look. 

Helps Find Your Aesthetic 

Remember that style is a personal decision; developed in relation to multiple factors in your life. Clothes, seasons, mood, and hairstyle must be considered when you are ready to balance your look and find the perfect aesthetic. You will want to select your jewelry based on your preferences. Stackable jewelry allows the consumer to find the ideal balance between those everyday looks and glamor occasions. 

Jewelry is what brings everything together to create a unique style. You can wear those stacked rings to a cozy brunch or add some dainty necklaces to your ensemble for a pre-wedding dinner. There is no right or wrong way to wear stackable jewelry, but you do need to achieve the right balance to complete the look. Once you do that, it can become the cornerstone to help you develop your own aesthetic. Stacking jewelry can become the guideline to help you create your own personalized and buildable look. 

Are you ready to purchase quality jewelry that is perfect for stacking? If so, check out our collections or reach out to learn more about what we offer. 

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