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Spectacular Stacked Engagement Rings to Inspire

A stylish choice for brides-to-be, stacked engagement rings are also functional and practical. These rings can be designed along with a wedding ring to create a set, or they could be stacked to form a layer of two or more rings. Whether metals and stones are mixed and matched, or rings are stacked in a single tone or style, the effect of stacked rings is always spectacular. This style suits just about every taste and preference. Many stacked rings feature delicate rings that can be layered without adding bulk. But, for those who prefer a bolder look, there are also many eye-catching designs that add plenty of impact. Depending on how it is worn, stacked rings can feature the bolder ring on the top or on the bottom. This also allows more variation, allowing you to change your look depending on your mood.

In this mini guide, we take a look at some gorgeous examples of stacked engagement rings to give you some inspiration for your custom ring design. You can print this guide out and show it to your jeweller to give him an indication of the styles you like.

Gorgeous Stacked Engagement Rings

Dreaming of a beautiful stacked engagement ring? Here are some ideas to help you get inspired!

Marquise Petals

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This ring consists of a simple pave band, which is topped with a vintage inspired fan shaped ring that has delicate marquise cut diamonds arranged in a petal shape. While the ring works well in gold, it would also work in rose gold or platinum. It would even work well for a two tone effect, mixing rose and yellow gold or yellow gold and platinum, or rose gold and platinum. It would also work with coloured diamonds, which would make a bolder, dramatic ring.

Vintage Two Tone


Two tone rings are a great way to add detail to a delicate ring. In this ring, the bottom ring is an elegant ruby fan set on yellow gold. The top ring is a cool toned metal, likely platinum, set with white diamonds. What makes this ring work is that the rings are similar in style and shape, even though they have contrasting stones and metal.

Rose Gold Pave


Rose gold is a classic choice for the modern bride, adding plenty of femininity and softness. This metal pairs especially well with white or coloured diamonds. When stacked, the rings have additional sparkle, while still retaining their subtle sophistication. If you favour an elegant yet understated style, this one is a good choice.

Floating Diamonds


A similar look is achieved with the floating diamond style, which features multi tone rings that are encrusted with small diamonds. This ring also adds sparkle without being over the top. The combination of warm and cool metal further adds to its allure.

Platinum Solitaire


One way to add visual interest in a subtle way is to choose a single metal and stone, then layer rings with simple settings to add volume. Adding contrasting diamond sizes, with a few stones scattered strategically around the band will allow the layers to fit together seamlessly.

Dainty Bands


Yet another example of subtle stacks is this layered ring made up of delicate, dainty bands that are encrusted with pave stones. As we saw in the rose gold example above, this can work well in a single metal. But it also works well when contrasting metals, in a way that is more understated than the floating diamonds ring above.

Morganite and Gold


Morganite has gained popularity in recent years, working especially well with rose gold and yellow gold. The soft, muted tone of this stone makes it warm and elegant without being too flashy. A halo setting on a pave encrusted band, paired with a simple stone encrusted band result in an extremely romantic stacked engagement ring.

Ready to turn your engagement ring dreams into a reality? Cape Diamonds offers high quality custom engagement ring design in Cape Town. Contact us today to find out how you can create the perfect stacked ring.