Good things come in small packages, and the latest jewellery trends come in stacks. Bracelet stack sets and ring stacks are one of the top jewellery trends of 2018 and what’s not to love about it? Stacking your jewellery essentially means layering two or more pieces of jewellery to create a new look. Stacking is a great way for your creativity to shine, to flaunt your style and personality. Not to mention, the possibilities are endless.
Assembling a stylish stack of jewellery isn’t a difficult task. You can master the art with a few basic guidelines. Whether you’re edgy, a minimalist, a free-spirited bohemian or a vintage lover, all you need to remember is to mix various textures, shapes, colours and finishes. But that doesn’t mean you wear every single bracelet in your jewellery box. Stacking jewellery is more about which pieces you wear, rather than how many. Here are a few tips that will help you ace this trend.
Pick a Focal Point
When you’re talking about a bracelet stack, try to pick a focal point. Then the rest of your bracelets would act as accents around it to create a textured and varied look. So to choose your focal point, it comes down to what you want to emphasise. This could be your favourite bracelet, a piece that matches your outfit or even a watch. Once you identify your focal point, it becomes easier to pick accent pieces that will highlight rather than overwhelm it. Bracelet stacks with a watch work exceptionally well. The bracelets can dress up and compliment your watch giving it a more elaborate look. Depending on your watch’s band, you can play around with different textures and overall looks.
Forget the rules about pairing like materials. Think out of the box and pair different textures, materials and colours. With stacking bracelets and rings, anything goes. Mixing textures and materials can make your stacking combination look more visually appealing. Experiment with two or three different metals, combine beads with metals, gemstones with leather bands and so on. To create a casual look with your bracelet stack, pair some colourful pieces with leather bracelets. Dress up your outfit by pairing gemstone bracelets with sleek metal pieces.
When it comes to stacking rings, there are no hard and fast rules. Stack multiple rings on one finger and keep the rest of your fingers bare. Experiment with shapes and lines. Try a combination of vertical, horizontal and criss-cross rings. This will create the illusion of negative space and will also give the impression that you aren’t wearing too many rings at once.
Incorporate Various Sizes
Size is a great way to add variety to your bracelet and ring stacks. Stick to one or two cuffs for your bracelet stack and a statement ring for your ring stack. This way, you can avoid your forearm and fingers looking chunky and heavy. Use few broad bands or several thin bands to create different looks and feels.
Play with Colour
The easiest way to do this is by using bracelets and rings in different tints and stones. Make a statement and personalise your look with the gemstone of your birth month. You could use gemstones or metals of other colours as accents. Stagger rings with stones, so they don’t line up vertically. Not only will this be comfortable for you, but it will also look more appealing.
Look for Inspiration
The colour and shape of your bracelets and rings should be inspiration enough. But if you need fresh ideas, take a look at your clothes and try to match your stacks to them. Nature is always a great inspiration. Look for bracelets that reflect animal and floral motifs, like our Tessera Collection.
If your job involves typing a lot, then wearing a sack of chunky bracelets will hold back on your productivity. Try wearing delicate bracelets and rings, so you get maximum comfort without compromising on style. Similarly, use your rings and bracelets on your non-dominant arm to avoid any discomfort. You can also check out our blog on jewellery styles that work for the office.
The secret to the perfect stack of bracelets and rings is confidence. As long as you love the combination you’ve created, that’s what matters. You can be classical or trendy, vintage or bohemian. Stacking bracelets and rings have no rules.
If you’re feeling inspired to try some ring bracelet stack sets of your own, then head over to Gehna for a wide range of stacking ring and bracelets.