Expert Contribution

The Art of the Stack

As the holiday season approaches, stackable rings are still one of the hottest trends and we just love it! Whether you’re going on a date, heading to work or a Zoom meeting, maybe even a socially-distanced girls’ night out, there is a stackable ring style that is appropriate for every occasion. Padis Jewelry carries a variety of stackable rings, from simple to ornate, and we encourage experimentation with mixing and matching them with other stackable rings in your jewelry collection.

Here’s what you need to know to help you create your own personalized stack:

Begin with your favorite piece:

It could most definitely be your diamond engagement ring, a most frequently worn ring, a family heirloom, or anything else that is close to your heart. It deserves to find the most important spot. No matter how big or small, it needs to stand out, which takes us to the next point, balance.

Aim for balance:

It doesn’t matter if half of your ring stack involves gold or silver or white-rose colored bands, the key is to aim for a balance so that every piece looks like it was meant to be there and stacked strategically. If mix and match is not your style, you can always opt for a more polished look by going with a single color scheme. The only thing you will have to take care of is to ensure that a proportion is being maintained and not all thick or sleek pieces are stacked together.

Mix & Match:

Building different stacked looks is a perfect way to let your individuality shine. But sometimes, figuring out what ring goes with what can be stressful. Start simple and don’t be afraid to experiment. Try pairing a simple band with an east-west ring. Or, wear a bold chunky ring next to a delicate diamond eternity band. Throw in some larger statement rings. You get to make your own rules.

Pops of Color:

Bring on the color! Rose, yellow, and white gold or platinum metals can play beautifully with each other. Wear one band style in multiple metal colors or create a little contrast by wearing rings from different designers and collections. You could even add a colored gemstone ring into your favorite stack with birthstones to represent children or special occasions. The combinations you can create are endless!

Don’t leave your thumb or pinky bare:

You can’t leave them bare. If not on both, as they may start to get in the way, you must choose between your thumb or pinky finger to complete the overall look. This will add a little more interest to the design you have set.

How many are too many?

We get asked this question a lot, and our philosophy is simple: the more bands, the better! With so many occasions to celebrate (new babies, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.), the perfect stack grows with you.

Ready to rock this style?

Come visit us and try a variety of rings on! Our non-commissioned jewelry experts are ready to guide you to the perfect choice in a clean, safe and socially distanced environment.

Get started by scheduling a visit to the Padis Jewelry flagship showrooms in San Francisco, our brand new Padis Jewelry & Tasting Room in downtown Napa or our beautiful Forevermark Boutique in Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza. Feel free to contact us at

By Steve Padis, Padis Jewelry and The Broadway Plaza Forevermark Boutique