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The Stack: Engagement, Wedding & Eternity Rings

The Stack: Engagement, Wedding & Eternity Rings

One of our favourite sights is a sparkling ring stack. Whether rose, white or yellow gold, we can't help but love the impact of a perfectly paired engagement, wedding and eternity ring set! 

Ring stack 1

Have you ever wondered which order to wear your rings? It is a query we regularly hear from clients, so we have gathered our knowledge to share all the answers to this frequently asked question!


Whilst engaged, it is tradition to wear your engagement ring on the fourth finger of your left hand, aka, your wedding finger. This practice stems from an ancient belief that your wedding finger holds a vein running directly to the heart. Whilst false, the custom remains and has stuck through the test of time. 

When you add a wedding band and eventually an eternity ring into the mix, it can become confusing knowing which order to wear them all in! These pieces represent a sentimental journey between you and your other half. Getting the order right isn't a must, but it does lend itself to a loving tradition shared for centuries. 

One, Two, Three

Once married, place your wedding ring first so that it sits at the base of your finger, closest to the heart. Pop the engagement ring on second, and if you eventually choose to add an eternity ring, place that on top.  

The Wedding Day

How you wear your engagement ring on your special day is entirely up to you! To avoid a clumsy changeover at the alter, many brides choose to wear their engagement ring on their right hand to walk down the aisle. Some give the engagement ring to their spouse for safe-keeping on the day. Another option is to have a fabric compartment sewn into your dress, so you can safely store it close until it is time to pop on over your wedding band. 

It is worth noting that every love story is unique, and couples should choose to do what feels right for them! Regardless of how many rings you wear, each represents a unifying promise of eternal, unbroken love. 

Ring Stack 2

The Styling

Jewellry has always been a reflection of our personal style and a way to express ourselves. The art of creating the perfect ring stack allows us to combine different rings to craft a unique and meaningful look. 

1. Start with a Vision:

Before diving into the world of ring stacking, it's essential to have a clear vision of the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Take inspiration from fashion magazines, and social media platforms, or even sit down with the MJS Design Team to find styles that resonate with you. By envisioning your desired look, you can curate a stack that harmonizes with your personal style.

2. Mix and Match:

The beauty of ring stacking lies in its versatility. Experiment with different ring styles, metals, and gemstones to create a captivating mix. Once you have your engagement ring chosen, complement it with additional rings that enhance its beauty and create a harmonious combination. Play with different textures, widths, and shapes to add depth and visual interest to your stack. Remember, there are no strict rules when it comes to ring stacking; it's all about your creativity and personal preferences.

3. Consider Proportions:

When it comes to ring stacking, striking the right balance is crucial. Pay attention to the proportions of each ring to ensure they work together harmoniously. Consider the size of your fingers and the overall visual impact you want to create. For example, if you have slender fingers, dainty rings might be more flattering, while bold and chunky rings can add a statement to larger hands. Don't be afraid to try different combinations and see what looks and feels best for you.

4. Layering and Stacking Techniques:

To create a visually appealing ring stack, it's important to master the art of layering and stacking. Here are a few techniques you can experiment with:

a. Varying Heights: Mix rings of different heights to create an intriguing layered effect. Stacking rings of varying widths and designs can add dimension to your stack.

b. Intertwining Bands: Opt for rings that are designed to interlock or nestle together. This technique adds a sense of unity and creates a seamless look.

c. Midi Rings: Midi rings, worn between the first and second knuckle, can add an unexpected twist to your stack. Experiment with different sizes and styles to achieve a unique and modern look.

d. Statement Piece: Incorporate a statement ring or a ring with a significant meaning to serve as the centrepiece of your stack. It could be a family heirloom, a birthstone ring, or a unique design that holds sentimental value.

5. Expressing Individuality:

The beauty of ring stacking lies in its ability to tell a personal story. Use your ring stack to express your individuality and celebrate the things you love. By curating a stack that reflects your personality, you create a wearable work of art that tells your unique story.

Creating the perfect ring stack is an art form that allows you to express your personal style and create a unique look. By envisioning your desired aesthetic, mixing and matching different rings, considering proportions, and utilizing various stacking techniques, you can craft a captivating and meaningful stack that truly embodies who you are.

We hope this time-old wisdom helps you in wearing your precious pieces! 

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