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June 15, 2023

Each and every morning, I stack up on both hands, donning at least six of my ten fingers in my CMD rings. I like to think of it as my daily armor, helping me to walk through the world feeling fierce and confident.

I often get asked, “What’s the right way to stack, Colleen?” Well, there are MANY ways… Let me share three tried and true methods for creating a killer stack:



In the CMD Ring Bar repertoire, we have individual rings of varying widths and materials. A stack can be as simple as a single band, or pair two or three favorites together to create a “shorty” stack. I typically like to start a new set with a ‘base’ – one of my go-to combos is a 2mm wide with a 1mm wide band. If you’re like me and love mixed metals, try pairing silver or oxidized silver with gold and voila! You can always add additional rings to your evolving set over time.


The next level set might build on top of your minimalist stack. One of my favorite building blocks is to add a 3mm wide silver or oxidized densa band here. You may start to notice the 3mm band is used a lot in many of our pre-designed sets. Take your base and add a few additional individual rings. Add some ‘edge’ by mixing up your shapes, metals, finishes, or adding a Catalyst or diamond band. Try it out and let me know what you think!


It’s usually a matter of when, not if you fall in love with your everyday stack. Soon thereafter, you might feel the itch to add another. Anyone who knows me knows I love to #stackuntilyoucantbend and most of the time I’m donning two sets at once with a handful of individual rings on other fingers. It’s too hard to pick just one! Many of my favorites feature our wider rings, such as the 5mm wide silver densa or a 7mm wide plane band. I also love the wow-factor of adding a wide oxidized band to the center of your stack.

Deck yourself out, make a statement, and own your style! There’s a lot of real estate below the knuckle, and here at CMD we LOVE to make great use of it. If you're a minimalist, that’s okay too. The goal here is that your stacking style is an extension of your authentic self. However, don’t be afraid to get outside your comfort zone! If you need help with this, I would love to assist.

We have a Ring Bar at The CMD Shop & Studio in Asbury Park, where you can Build Your Dream Set and really express your own sense of style. I invite you to book a virtual or in-person appointment with me, or stop by during my scheduled Open Studio Hours. I have some this Saturday, June 17th between 12pm and 4pm – I’d love if you stopped in!

Unsure of your ring size? Check out our at-home sizing solutions here. If you’re considering a stack set or special occasion band, we highly recommend starting with our at-home Ring Sizing Kit. Once the kit is returned, your deposit can be refunded or applied toward your ultimate ring purchase.

Get all kinds of #cmdstyle and stacking inspiration here on our website or our Instagram feed.

Stack on, friends!

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