The Sideways Stack

The Sideways Stack Jewellery Styling

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There's a new way to stack your rings.

Styling minimal jewellery looks simple but it isn't always easy. This low-key approach to stacking rings is perfect for minimalist jewellery lovers and capsule wardrobe enthusiasts. Delicate rings worn across several fingers instead of stacked high; banding or 'the sideways stack' is the only way to layer right now - and it's super easy. If you're not keen on overloading on jewellery or fingers stacked high with rings, this is the ring style for you.

The rules? We don't believe in them. Here are some tips for creating a sideways stack: Mix and match (but avoid being too matchy-matchy.) Avoid chunky styles by choosing minimal, delicate rings. Add simple motifs or tiny gemstone rings. Leave gaps between rings to achieve a simple, considered style. Create a personalised look with mixed metals. Combine vertical and sideways stacks, and use different sized rings so you can accessorise all your fingers.

Unlike the traditional ring stack, you don't need to stack your rings high to create a sideways stack. Choosing a focus or theme helps create a cohesive look. Decide whether you want a bold look or a minimal ring stack. Use your favourite ring or wedding band as a focal point and stack new minimal bands next to it.

The Sideways Stack Jewellery Styling

Stacking rings is all about experimentation. Think: colour, texture, and shape. Play with your rings to find the perfect combination, go with whatever looks good to you. Mix your metals, load up on rings or keep it simple with just a few. Jewellery should make you look and feel good - enjoy stacking however you want.

A simple method for creating the perfect sideways stack: pick three fingers and wear a single ring on each. Choose minimal bands to create a delicate look that's easy to wear and looks beautiful. If you want to make things a little more interesting, introduce midi-rings that you can wear on multiple fingers. Add one or two to your stack to switch up your ring style. Wear gemstone rings for variation and distinctive style.

Ring stacking is easy but only if you know your ring size. If you're struggling to find the perfect fit, we can help. Follow our ring sizing guide including free ring sizer, measuring instructions, a sizing chart, and tips for finding the perfect ring. If you want to read more about styling rings, read our guide for creating the perfect ring stack.


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Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about simple living and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

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