Stacked Wedding Rings Are One of the Hottest Jewelry Trends: Here's How To Build Yours

Because there's no such thing as too many rings.
Stacked engagement ring with wedding bands
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Mar 22, 2024
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Stacked wedding rings are one of the hottest jewelry trends right now and are perfect for to-be-weds who like to experiment and play with their wedding jewelry. Embracing the art of layering multiple bands on one finger allows couples to customize their look and create a unique expression of their love. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to add to your existing collection, stacking rings offer a versatile way to showcase your personal style and celebrate your union in a fresh and fashionable way. Whether you want to add a family heirloom piece or add new rings for different relationship milestones, the wedding ring stack ideas are endless.

So, how do you create a stacked engagement ring and wedding band set? And where are the best places to shop for additional pieces? We've rounded up everything you need to know here. Consider this your go-to guide for creating a stacked wedding ring set you'll never want to take off.

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How to Curate Stacked Wedding Rings

With so many gorgeous ring choices, how can you not want to mix and match a few favorites to create that perfect ring stack? "Having more than one wedding band allows people to mix and match depending on what they're feeling at any given moment," says Sassone. "It allows for more options and creativity." Curating the perfect stacked wedding set is practically an art form in itself, so here's a few easy ways to build the stacked wedding ring set of your dreams:

    Build Around Your Existing Pieces

    Stacked cushion ring with diamonds
    Photo: @marrowfine

    If you want to create a stacked wedding ring set, you don't need to start from scratch. You can easily build around your existing engagement ring. Use it as the focal point and choose additional bands that complement its style and design. "Wedding band stacks tend to be more common for those who have been married a little longer," explains Lorraine Brantner, Gemologist and Sales Manager at James Allen. "Traditionally, new rings can be added for special anniversaries and life events, but you certainly don't need to wait to add different stacking rings to your set."

    To get started, first consider what kind of look you want to achieve. "The goal of stacked rings is to have a harmonious appearance while being able to tell each ring apart from the others," advises Brantner. Look for wedding bands with textured elements like hammering or pavé eternity bands. You can add ring "jackets" around the top or bottom of your engagement ring. These styles are designed to fit around your engagement ring shape, creating a larger appearance. "Most of our stacking bands have varying curve ratios and depths, so there are several options that will work with all engagement rings," Sassone explains.

    Jeweler Tip: Sizing is an important factor when building your wedding ring stack. As you add bands to sit above your engagement or wedding ring, size up slightly so that each piece fits your finger appropriately. "Rings shouldn't be sliding around your finger," warns Sassone. "We recommend sizing up one-fourth size on additional bands as you're getting closer to the tip of your finger."

    Experiment With Colors and Styles

    Ring stack with diamonds and pink sapphires
    Photo: @marrowfine

    Your stacked wedding set is an opportunity to get creative and mix and match different ring colors and styles to create a unique stack that speaks to your personality. Swapping in additional bands will allow you to experiment with different gemstones and styles not included in your original engagement ring or wedding band. "Don't be afraid to try on something that's out of your comfort zone, because you'd be surprised at what may compliment your look," says Yoon.

    There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to your stackable wedding rings, but there are some guidelines to follow if your goal is a mismatched wedding band stack. "If you have an engagement ring shape with rounded corners, a band with a similar rounded edge would work well," says Brantner. "For example, if you have an oval center stone, consider pairing it with a band that has small round, oval, pear or marquise stones. If you have a princess- or emerald-cut center stone, look for stackables that feature kite-set princess cuts or baguette diamonds."

    You can also try mixed metal wedding stacks together for a chic, mismatched look. "There is no wrong or right way to stack," Sassone says. "Consider mixed metals—it feels intentional when adding different metals on the top and bottom of an engagement ring." Adds Brantner: "Creating your stack could be as simple as adding a contrasting ring in the middle of your wedding set. The smallest pop can really make a difference."

    Add Elements of Personalization

    Stacked gold wedding rings on hand
    Photo: @marrowfine

    Infuse your wedding stack with personalized touches that hold special meaning to you and your partner. Birthstone bands, engravings, or symbol-inspired designs can add sentimental value and create a truly one-of-a-kind stack. Incorporating elements that represent your love story makes your stack even more meaningful and significant. "While you don't want additional pieces to overshadow your engagement ring, a wedding stack is a great way to add a modern touch and mark significant milestones," says Yoon. Consider adding additional rings that represent milestone anniversaries or bands that include birthstones for your partner or your children. If you're planning an anniversary reception due to the coronavirus pandemic, you and your partner might want to swap new bands to commemorate the day. You can also work with a jeweler to recast family heirloom pieces to add to your stacked engagement ring. "We love to incorporate gemstones from a loved one's heirloom piece," says Sassone. "It creates a design that's special."

    Where to Shop for Stackable Wedding Rings

    Diamond ring stack
    Photo: @marrowfine

    Now that you know how to create a stacked wedding band and engagement ring look, you might be wondering: Where's the best place to shop for your stackable wedding rings? I've got you. If you're looking for wedding ring stack ideas, we've rounded up the best retailers to help you create a wedding stack that highlights your engagement ring and shows off your personal style too.

    Catbird

    If you're all about celestial jewelry, you might prefer Catbird's selection of eclectic gems and diamonds. This woman-owned company offers custom pieces and styles created by independent designers, giving you a wide selection of bands to stack with your engagement ring. For styling help, you can set up a virtual appointment with the team to curate a stacked look that fits the aesthetic you're hoping to achieve.

    James Allen

    James Allen's robust online shopping platform makes it easy to visualize what your ring will look like in real life thanks to high-resolution imagery and 360-degree photography. Browse the brand's fine jewelry line for anniversary and gemstone bands that'll seamlessly fit into your stack.

    Kinn

    You'll find plenty of sleek stacking options at Kinn, from heart signet rings to ribbed gemstone bands. Add a few thin bands in between your engagement ring and wedding band to expand your stack size, or pair your rings with a bold piece featuring your favorite gemstone for a pop of color. "If you're more of a minimalist, you can stack a few skinny bands with different stones, or simple round bands," suggests Yoon. "Or, if you're going for more of an antique look, you can find some great options with our thinner Victorian bands. The options are endless."

    Marrow Fine

    Go for a bold, stacked engagement ring look with Marrow Fine's collection of statement bands and ring jackets. Sassone's pieces are designed to accentuate engagement ring center stones, and you can add fitted bands above and below your engagement ring for a custom look that's uniquely your own. "We offer Art Deco styles that are a nod to the ballerina rings of the 1920s, but I'm also drawn towards the clean lines of mid-century design masters," Sassone explains. "We have a little something for most tastes."

    Mejuri

    You've probably seen this trendy brand all over your Instagram feed. If you love Mejuri's sleek, minimal styles, you'll be thrilled to know they have a wedding collection too. Add texture to your wedding ring stack with the brand's selection of simple, hammered, twisted and bubble eternity bands. Prices fall on the more affordable side for fine jewelry, meaning you can invest in multiple pieces to frequently change the look of your set.

    Best Stackable Wedding Rings

    Ready to start building your wedding ring stack? I've curated a list of rings to help you get started. Whether you're looking to create a stack with colorful gemstones, mixed metals or just want a few simple stacked wedding rings, this list has got you covered.

    Marrow Fine White Diamond Crown Ring

    Marrow Fine White Diamond Crown Ring
    Photo: Marrow Fine

    This crown ring is an essential addition to any wedding stack. The small crown shape, adorned with white diamonds, brings an "it girl" feel to your ring combination. With its stunning craftsmanship and attention to detail, this ring is a staple piece that will effortlessly complement your engagement ring.

    Sofia Zakia Saturn's Garland Ring

    Sofia Zakia Saturn's Garland Ring
    Photo: Catbird

    This hand-crafted Sofia Zakia ring is a true work of art. Inspired by the rings of Saturn, it features a medley of colorful stardust in the form of six baby pink sapphires and twelve diamonds. The band measures approximately 2.5mm in width, making it an ideal choice for stacking with other rings. Whether worn on its own or layered with other bands, this stackable wedding ring brings a touch of celestial beauty and whimsy to any stack.

    Claudine Twist Ring

    Kinn Studio Claudine Ring
    Photo: Kinn Studio

    There's nothing quite like adding a little texture to your stacked wedding set. The twisted detailing on the band adds a unique element that sets it apart from traditional rings, making it a standout piece in a stack. Its understated elegance makes it versatile and perfect for everyday wear, while still being special enough for simple wedding ring stacks. With a subtle yet eye-catching design like that, this ring adds texture and flair to any ensemble.

    Marrow Fine À la Vie, À la Mort Band

    Marrow Fine À la Vie, À la Mort Band
    Photo: Marrow Fine

    Say what you need to say with this engraved wedding ring from Marrow Fone. The intricate band design features a beautiful and delicate engraving of the French phrase "À la Vie, À la Mort," which translates to "To Life, To Death." The ring's subtle, yet striking design allows it to pair with a variety of other rings in a stack, and it can be worn on its own as an alternative wedding band.

    Brilliant Earth Luxe Ballad Diamond Ring

    Brilliant Earth Luxe Ballad Diamond Ring
    Photo: Brilliant Earth

    You simply can't go wrong with adding an eternity band to your stacked wedding set. This petite diamond ring from Brilliant Earth boasts scalloped pavé diamonds set in elegantly sculpted prongs that gracefully extend three-fourths of the way around the band. The intricate diamond detailing adds a touch of sophistication and sparkle, enhancing the overall beauty of the stack. Whether stacked with other diamond bands or paired with a solitaire engagement ring, this ring is sure to elevate your stacked wedding rings with its timeless elegance.

    Mejuri Baguette Emerald Open Ring

    Mejuri Baguette Emerald Open Ring
    Photo: Mejuri

    Want to play with color? Crafted from 14k solid gold, this Mejuri ring features two baguette-cut emeralds set in 14k gold that are not only luxurious but also durable, perfect for everyday wear without worry of oxidation or discoloration. Open shank rings are perfect for wedding ring stacks with engagement rings that have elongated stones like an oval. Not to mention, The natural gemstone adds a pop of color and personality to the wedding stack.

    Uncommon James Triad Ring Set

    Uncommon James Triad Ring Set
    Photo: Uncommon James

    Stacking on a budget? Look for sets with multiple rings that have a variety of textures and thicknesses, like this affordable sterling silver trio from Uncommon James. This set features three rings, each with their own distinct style, adding dimension and interest to the stack. The first ring is adorned with sparkling stars, and the second features shimmering stones. The third ring is a thin rope chain for added texture and interest. Available in gold as well, this set allows you to play around with mismatched stacked wedding bands.

    WWake Organic Triangle Ring, Sapphire

    Wwake Organic Triangle Ring in Sapphire
    Photo: Catbird

    I can personally attest to how great this Wwake ring is in a stack because the diamond version of this organic triangle ring is actually my wedding band (but the sapphire version is on my to-buy list!) . The ring is adorned with pale sapphires and a brilliant tiny diamond, creating a celestial-inspired design that mimics the magic of stars in the night sky. Its organic triangle shape adds a unique and modern touch to the stack, setting it apart from traditional ring designs.

    Kinn Studio Biwa Pearl Ring

    Kinn Studio Biwa Pearl Ring
    Photo: Kinn Studio

    The world is your oyster, and so is your wedding ring stack when you add this gorgeous pearl ring. Crafted with gorgeous freshwater rice pearls and a 4mm solid gold bead, this ring exudes an elegant and timeless beauty. Its simplicity allows it to seamlessly blend with other rings in a stack, adding a touch of sophistication. The lustrous pearls make it a fitting choice for all my pearl loving brides out there.

    Marrow Fine Black Diamond Whisper Half Eternity Band

    Marrow Fine Black Diamond Whisper Half Eternity Band
    Photo: marrow Fine

    Go back to black with this alternative stackable wedding ring from Marrow Fine. The sleek and minimalist design allows it to effortlessly complement other rings in a stack while still standing out to add a touch of glamour and allure. Whether worn as a standalone statement piece or paired with other rings in a stack, this black eternity band is a perfect addition to any bridal jewelry collection, adding a touch of timeless beauty and a hint of mystique.

    Mejuri Duo Beaded Stacker Ring

    Mejuri Duo Beaded Stacker Ring
    Photo: Mejuri

    Beaded rings are so trendy right now. They just add the right amount of dimension without stealing the spotlight from your engagement ring. Case in point, the beaded design of this Mejuri ring adds a touch of texture and visual interest to the stack. Its minimalist and versatile design allows it to effortlessly complement other rings in a stack, plus it gives the illusion of two rings in one.

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