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The Maximalist Take on Jewelry

By Taylor Morgan

The trend of minimalism is slowly fading out and a more maximalist style is moving to the forefront of fashion. As Keren Richter, an interior designer at White Arrow, described to Vogue, maximalism in style is “the art of more-is-more; layered patterning, highly saturated colors, ample accessories and art (likely hung 'salon-style'), and a real sense of playfulness and bold gestures.” The maximalist view on fashion can be seen in all of its glory with the trend of stacking jewelry, from rings to necklaces and bracelets. 

The art of stacking jewelry, while it may seem simple, is actually quite a talent. In doing so, the perfect combination of slimmer and chunkier pieces will fall perfectly next to each other. A stack starts with two pieces of jewelry, whether it be two rings, two necklaces or two bracelets layered, but can sometimes include upwards of five or six pieces. Here are a few tips to help

you start your own stack.

Necklace Tips

  • Include pieces of different lengths. This allows for the necklaces to flow with each other rather than clash.

  • Play with chain weights. A variation in chain weights helps with tangle prevention and also creates interesting dynamics between the pieces. 

  • Include both bold and dainty necklaces. Pick one or two statement necklaces and surround them with more delicate pieces. 

Bracelet Tips

  • Use bracelets of different sizes. In doing so, the bracelets will fall at different places of your wrist when relaxed, successfully “stacking” them. 

  • Mix different bracelet weights.

  • Include both rigid and flexible band styles so that the pieces fall and move naturally.

Ring Tips

  • Use the triangle method. When stacking rings it can include all of your fingers rather than one wrist or neckline. So, the triangle method suggests that you alternate low and high stacks from finger to finger in order to ensure the most comfortability.

  • Include your entire hand. Do not forget thumb and midi rings in addition to regular rings.  

  • Have fun with colors, textures and shapes. Include gemstones, patterned bands, abstract rings, traditional rings or whatever ring complements your personal style. 

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