Post # 1
So I have been lurking around the boards here for a while. My SO has told me to pick out an engagement ring (he knows I’m very picky and peticular about these types of thing and doesn’t want to mess up). I’ve decided on a 1.66 oval cut royal blue sapphire as a center stone, and the ring itself has a 0.23 diamond halo/side stones. The band itself is 1.8mm wide. I’ve been noticing a lot of stacked rings on here, and I’ve been seeing them in real life (SO’s cousin has them, it’s a gorgeous set). However, the one band I already do have is a promise ring from my SO (I wanted something I could wear with my wedding set). My promise ring looks almost exactly like this:
The band is about 3mm wide. I’d want this as my wedding band:
And that band is 2 mm wide. Now, I want to add two more bands, one for each of our birthstones. They both are about 2.75mm wide:
Now bees, do you think this will be over kill? Please help!
Post # 2
I’d say too much. That’s 12.3mm in total.
For reference, this will be my stack on 8th September, and it’s 7.5mm in total. (2.5mm ering, 2mm eternity, 3mm wedding band.
It’s not my hand, however, so rock whatever combination you love!
Post # 3
I adore your stack! I absolutely adore the plain band, so classic. Thanks for the input!
Post # 4
How big are your hands? That seems a like it would take up so much finger real estate that it would be uncomfortable to bend your fingers or do anything.
Why not do one stack per hand or swap them out from time to time? Both of the birthstone bands have softer stones in them so you might not want to wear them all the time anyway.
Post # 5
My rings that I wear currently are a size 5 and a size 5.5, and I probably have 3/4 of an inch between where the bottom of my ring sits to right underneath my first knuckle. I never thought about swapping them!
Post # 6
Just for fun, I was playing around with a bunch of bands one day. This stack was well over 12mm. I wear a size 4.75 ring. I would clearly have to size up to wear this much if chose. This might give you an idea of how it might sit on your finger.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
5 rings with those proportions (1.8 mm + 3 mm + 2 mm + 2.75 + 2.75 = 12.3 mm – which is almost half an inch for bees that don’t do metric). Take a ruler and hold it up to your finger and check out how much space it would take. Also, you’ll want to size up on them if you’ll be going for that many, trust me. You might not be able to bend your finger! I tried on a 4th ring with my stack yesterday for fun, and it was personally too much.
Putting your promise ring on your right hand and wearing it in a stack with the birth stone rings would be really pretty, though!
Post # 8
I have 5 in my stack…but my bands are all pretty skinny. Bottom to top: rose gold wedding band is 2.75mm, silver crown is 2mm, each yellow gold band is 1mm. My bands themselves add up to 6.75mm, and then with my engagement ring, a 2.92ct aqua, 8x10mm stone, (and not sitting flush), I have a VERY full finger. I love my stack, but it’s a whole lotta metal on one hand.
Also, when bending my fingers (I only notice this when wearing my ering), the rings tend to buckle together and rub each other, which I can see causing damage in the long run.
When I get my anniversary band next year, I’ll be eliminating the crown and yellow gold bands, unless I need the 1mm to help spacing.
I should also mention that I have size 3.5 fingers that are very long.
Post # 9
I’m all for stacking, I wear 3 rings myself but honestly, I think there’s going to be too much going on with what you’re looking at. Five bands is a bit excessive as it is and while I like all of the rings you’ve posted individually, wearing a diamond eternity promise ring, a diamond eternity wedding band, an aquamarine eternity birthstone band, an opal eternity birthstone band AND a good-sized oval blue sapphire halo engagement ring seems like overkill. If you really wanted all of them, then maybe you could try playing around with the bands and wearing 2 on one hand and 3 on the other or just switching bands out as you wish. That’s just what I would do though!
ETA: IMO getting away with that many bands in a stack is easier if there’s either no large engagement ring or you mix some plain metal bands in there to keep it from looking too busy. 🙂
Post # 10
I think it would be really pretty with just the promise ring, engagement ring and wedding band… the other two seem like too much.
Post # 11
I have pretty massive hands, long and skinny. I wear a size 6 and my ring finger is 73mm long. I just tried on a band I wear that is 13mm wide and it sits just fine on my ring finger, doesn’t hit the knuckle. So I guess it depends entirely upon the length of your fingers!
Post # 12
As a disclaimer, I am not a big stacking fan (I like the look of 1-3 rings at most and find a lot of stacks above that just prove more is not better) but even that aside, those five rings create a lot width which to me just sounds uncomfortable.
I don’t have particularly short fingers (my ring finger is about 3″), but I find the space at the base of my finger is not very roomy. It is about 1/2″ from where the webbing is between my ring and middle finger (which is the lowest any ring can sit on me), to the start of my knuckle flesh (it is about 1″ from that webbing to where my knuckle “bends” but rings that sit on my knuckle flesh/wrinkles is not comfortable and limit movement). Anyway, I find that wearing bands that are or total more than about 5-6mm – and 6 is pushing it for me – cause discomfort from them either pressing into my knuckle, feeling too tight if my finger swells, and so on.
You would need to size up quite a bit which would limit your ability to also wear in other ways (like just 1-2 rings) without them being too loose.
Post # 13
Thank you for that visual! And that stack is beautiful!
I never even thought about putting my promise ring on my right hand with the birthstone bands. I was thinking about just putting the birthstone bands on the other hand, and thought it wouldn’t look good, but now having the promise ring to break them up, I think it’ll look better.
I adore the bottom band in your stack, if you don’t mind me asking, where did you purchase it? I see your aqua lurking around the boards, and it always has my mind racing back and forth between whether I want to change to an aqua! Its so breathtaking!
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom
I love stacks! However, I find that there’s only about 1/2″ of space to wear rings comfortably on my ring finger eventhough I have about 1″ of space from the webbing to my knuckle. I’m planning on maybe adding an anniversary ring someday (maybe our 5th anniversay) to my wedding set which is already 9mm wide together, but I’m going to stack birthstone rings on my other fingers. I’ve already got an aquamarine ring representing my son that’s stacked with a rose gold ring stamped with his name and birth date on my right middle finger.