The Ultimate Guide to Stacking Jewellery

5 MIN READ | by Katie Ryan on Sep 1, 2021
5 MIN READ | by Katie Ryan on Sep 1, 2021

At Motley, we believe that every piece of jewellery should be celebrated, cherished, and worn with pride. The trouble is, when you have a jewellery collection of dreams, it can be difficult choosing just one piece to wear at a time. So, why should you?

Stacking allows you to create endless individual looks, and it can be as easy as one, two, three… more pieces of jewellery. Ultimately, there are no rules when it comes to creating a jewellery stack that reflects you, but we’ve curated this guide to necklaces, rings and earrings to give you a few places to start.


Layering your necklaces can be the perfect way to make a cross-seasonal statement. Whether worn with a plunging neckline or layered over thick knitwear, the gentle chime of your necklace stack as you walk into a room is a sure way to turn heads.

A chunky chain is the perfect place to start. The open clasp on the Long Curator Necklace means that you can wear it at any length, or wrap it around twice for a choker effect. Its boxy links are the perfect place to attach charms of any shape or colour for a truly personal touch  – and will catch the light at any angle.

The one metre Gold Solis Chain adds a touch of warmth to any stack – double up or wear long for extra drama. And if you’re looking to really turn up the heat, turn to the Gold Solis Necklace with Pendant. Here comes the sun… and you.

Next, counterbalance your chunky chain with a delicate necklace. The Gold Harmonia Necklace and Gold Heloise Drop Necklace sit close to your collarbone in warm shades of solid gold. The Block Chain Necklace can be adjusted in length to either mimic or contrast the style of your Curator chain.

Finish up with a pendant necklace to really let your personality pop. Add a burst of colour while showing your appreciation for modern art with the Gold L’Oiseau Pendant Necklace, let your inner raver shine with the Luna Phosphorescent Necklace, or adorn yourself in Ancient Egyptian Iconography and let passers-by hail you in the Gold Sphinx Necklace.


Put the power in (and on) your hands with ring stacks. Whether you’re assertively slamming your hand onto a boardroom table or picking up a cool glass of wine at the end of the day, let the clink of your ring stacks remind you that you really can hand-le anything.

Wear your heart at the end of your sleeve with the Gold and Silver LOVE Squared Rings, paired together to really spell out how you feel.

The Gold Power Ring and Silver Strength Ring make for an iconic duo when you need your ring stack to give you a helping hand. Made from elevated ridges that are designed to be felt by the wearer, these rings act as a grounding moment for anxious minds. With 10% of their profits going to mental health charity MIND, this ring stack helps you to look good, feel good and most importantly: do good.

Delicate solid gold bands make for the perfect everyday stack to add a touch of class to your fingers. The Zeta Ring, Bamboo Ring and Orpheus Twist Ring are the perfect trio to place across three fingers – or pile up on one. Their simple yet distinctly accented bands make for effortless elegance, whilst never getting in the way. Better still, they’re all crafted from 9 karat solid gold; wear through rain or shine, shower or sweat, and never worry about these beauties tarnishing or turning green.


Listen up. Your ear jewellery is always going to be visible, so why not make it really stand out?

Whether you’re after weightless huggies to leave on throughout the summer months, or a statement stack that will transform any winter outfit (yes, even loungewear) into a look fit for the catwalk, the following is key: earring stacks, just like hoops, can come in all shapes and sizes.

For lightweight summer stacking, start with simple circular huggies, such as the Gold Casanova Hoops, before adding geometric interest with the Gold Five-a-side Hoops. For the finishing touch, throw on the Romeo Square Hoops – proof that when it comes to jewellery, you’re no square.

In the cold of winter, when the rest of your jewellery is oh-so-rudely covered by gloves, sleeves, and scarves galore, let your ears do the talking with a statement stack. The Gold Sunny Hoops will warm up even the wettest of raincoats, whereas the Jackal Earrings will transport you to the beating heat of Ancient Egypt. Pair either of these bold hoops with a more delicate counterpart. The solid gold Infinitas or Epsilon Studs will sit daintily in a second piercing to add an extra punch – without weighing down or overcrowding your earlobes.

For a look that bridges the gap between elegance and statement, opt for a botanical stack. Pair the Botanist Drop Earrings with either the Gold Botanist Studs or the Gold Flora Studs, and soon people will be queueing to look at the Royal Botanic Gardens of You.


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The Stacking Edit

Gold Long Curator Necklace with Charm
Gold L’Oiseau Pendant Necklace
Silver Curator Necklace with Charm
Gold Long Curator Necklace with Hibou Charm
Gold Block Chain Necklace
Gold Solis Necklace with Pendant
Luna Phosphorescent Necklace
Gold Sphinx Necklace
Gold Love Squared Ring
Silver Love Squared Ring
Silver Power Ring
Gold Power Ring
Silver Strength Ring
Gold Orpheus Twist Ring
Gold Romeo Square Hoops
Gold Casanova Hoops
Gold Botanist Drop Earrings
Gold Sphinx Hanging Hoop Earrings
Gold Five-A-Side Hoop Earrings
Silver Sunny Hoops