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How to Create the Perfect Jewellery Stack

Saturday March 9, 2024
Holly Diamond

Jewellery stacking is a popular way to add interest to any outfit. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your look but you need a little creative inspiration, you have come to the right place.

In this article, we will be sharing how to create the perfect jewellery stack. Our tips will help you get the most out of your jewellery pieces and have fun trying out different looks and styles.

Let’s get started.

What is Jewellery Stacking?

Jewellery stacking is all about layering jewellery to create a pleasing aesthetic. You can stack rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewellery stacking is a great way to express your individual style and show off your favourite bespoke jewellery pieces.

When stacking your jewellery, you can opt for similar pieces (such as the same colours, textures, or metals) or you can mix and match to create a texture of complimentary pieces that draw the eye and complete your outfit.

How to Stack Jewellery

Stacking or layering jewellery is all about choosing complimentary pieces that add texture, colour, and intricate details to your overall look. You may find that it takes a little practice to find what works best for you. However, below we share a few industry tips to help you stack your jewellery in an eye-catching way.



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Stacking Necklaces

Necklace stacking is a popular jewellery trend that allows jewellery lovers to get creative and wear multiple necklaces at once. The trend of necklace stacking dates back centuries. In fact, it has been visible throughout history that layering necklaces is a way to showcase wealth, status, and power – with Egyptian pharaohs and Roman emperors demonstrating their love of multiple necklaces.

While the reason for necklace stacking has changed over the years, this jewellery trend is a great form of self-expression and allows the details of each individual piece to shine in their own right.

How to Stack Necklaces

There is an art to stacking necklaces. A good rule to set yourself is less is more. When choosing to wear multiple necklaces at once, it’s important to avoid chunky chains and instead opt for more delicate pieces. This allows for the details of each necklace to be properly displayed and enjoyed.

You should always stack necklaces of varying lengths. This adds interest and also allows you to choose styles that compliment the neckline of your outfit.

In addition to the varying lengths, try to focus on different styles of necklace to curate a unique aesthetic.



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Stacking Bracelets

Bracelet stacking has been done for hundreds of years. Today, it is a popular jewellery trend and a great way to accessorise. From chunky colourful bangles to thin sparkly bracelets, there are almost endless options to choose from and several styles to try.

How to Stack Bracelets

There are several ways you can stack bracelets. However, if you’re new to this trend and you’re not feeling overly confident, it’s best to start small and select metals, colours, and textures that compliment each other. An easy way to do this is to gather all of your bracelets in one place and organise them by colour, texture, and style. You can then pair similar bracelets together depending on the look you are hoping to achieve.

Remember, it’s best to start small, experimenting with a couple of bracelets to begin with. Then, as your confidence grows, you can add more bracelets (in contrasting colours, styles and textures) to create a mix and match look that expresses your individual style.



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Stacking Earrings

The trend of getting multiple piercings and stacking earrings has surged in popularity in recent years due to its influence in popular culture. However, multiple piercings were once considered unconventional. It wasn’t until the 1970s and 1980s when punk and rock musicians began wearing multiple earrings to showcase their right to self-expression that the trend began taking shape.

Today, stacking earrings is a popular trend. Maria Tash spoke to Net-a-Porter about the trend, commenting that “I think of curating an ear like choosing the perfect outfit: every component works together for a combination that is all the wearer’s own […] Great curation is imaginative and memorable, and there are many ways to achieve it.”

How to Stack Earrings

Stacking earrings is a versatile way to add points of interest to your outfit. It compliments multiple styles and is a great jewellery choice in both everyday and professional settings.

To stack earrings, most people need multiple piercings. However, you can also purchase clip-on earrings to achieve the same effect. We recommend starting with something simple; perhaps a single statement earring and then a couple of studs or small hoops to compliment it.

A simple rule for stacking earrings is to focus on the first earring. Whether you want to opt for large hoops, a dangling earring, or a stud, the first earring should act as your statement piece. Then you can decrease the earrings in size as you move up the ear. This is a simple but effective way to stack earrings and is a great place to start if you’re a beginner.



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Ring Stacking

Ring stacking is a fun way to draw attention to your hands and show off your latest manicure. The most well-known form of ring stacking is when married people pair engagement rings with wedding bands. This is a very traditional form of ring stacking, but is certainly the most well-known. Ring stacking for fashion reasons is becoming increasingly popular and is a great way to show off your ring jewellery.

How to Stack Rings

Stacking rings can be a tricky one. Too few and people don’t notice them. Too many and it’s overkill. You have to find a happy medium and this can be difficult when you’re just starting out. If you want to create an instant impact, opt for rings of different textures and details. These could range from vibrant gemstones to plain metal bands. Selecting a good variety is a great way to achieve a bold aesthetic that expresses your individual style.

If you like to wear multiple rings on each finger, a helpful tip is to choose rings that sit flush against each other. This creates a more seamless look and avoids your jewellery choices feeling clunky or unnatural. Most of all, it’s important to have fun with it.

Final Words

Jewellery stacking is all about creating a look that you love and feel comfortable wearing. So, get creative and try out a few different styles. You’ll be surprised what you learn about your jewellery tastes and personal style along the way.

Holly DiamondHead of Digital

Holly is the head of digital operations here at Cry for the Moon, with many years' experience in the SEO and Social Media industry. When she's not managing the website update and social channels, she's usually looking after her two young boys or thinking about her next holiday...