Have you been stocking up on stylish rings for yourself? Stats show that 75% of women buy their own jewelry, and aren’t waiting on an occasion or a lover to be the catalyst for a new piece.
Buying your own jewelry when you want is a total power move. Even if you already have an engagement or wedding ring, this doesn’t mean that you can’t rock a collection of rings. You also don’t have to wear your rings on the fingers that society ordains.
These are just two of the “rules” we advise you can break in this guide to how to wear rings like a queen.
Curious to know the other rule you should throw out the window? Keep reading.
1. Stack for Style Points
If you love wearing rings, why not wear them all? Gone are the days of meekly wearing just one or two rings at a time. If you have a show-stopping ring collection, 2022 ring fashion dictates that you wear as many of them as you want at a time.
It’s called ring stacking baby.
Ring stacking typically works best with bands rather than the set stones. But, this doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a diamante or a real set stone into the mix. As long as you have a variety of smooth-sided bands, you can easily use these as a backdrop for a show-stopping set stone or two.
2. Pick Hands Based on Practicality
We promised we’d advise you to throw convention to the curb, and we’ve not going to disappoint.
Back in the day, it was considered positively scandalous for a woman not to adhere to the conventional expectation that you only wear a wedding band or engagement ring on your ring finger.
Fast-forward to 2022, and we vote you can do whatever you want. If you wish to display a wedding or engagement ring on that finger, great. On the other hand, if you choose to wear a purely ornamental ring there—or a ring with a different special meaning, ignore the ring police and do what moves you.
Ultimately, the best way to go about styling rings comes down to practicality and ring fit. If a ring fits best on a certain finger and you want to wear it there, do it.
Also, a lot of women prefer to wear rings on their non-dominant hands if they are using their hands for manual work that might scratch up the metal.
3. Don’t Forget About Your Pinky Finger and Thumb
Two of the most forgotten fingers when it comes to rings for women are the pinky and the thumb.
The pinky is the smallest finger, but it can hold a lot of weight once you put a ring on it. Wearing a pinky ring can also look unusual, purely because a lot of women don’t think to adorn this finger.
If you look back at ring fashion in the 90s, you’ll also notice that thumb rings were big for one of the first times in modern history. Since then, women have been rocking thumb rings.
Thumb rings have a symbolism of power and prestige, and—let’s be honest here—just look downright cool.
4. Mix Metals With Confidence
Last but not least, if you’re wondering how to wear rings that are made from different metals, don’t. Feel free to mix metals with confidence.
Who said rings for women had to be only one type of metal? Mixing metals when styling rings can add interest, contrast, and complexity.
Wondering How to Wear Rings? Like a Queen
If you were wondering how to wear rings, now you know. You can wear rings just about any way you want. You can mix metals, switch rings from finger to finger, dress up forgotten digits like your pinky and your thumb, and stack to your hearts’ content.
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