Leah Yard Designs Blog

  • Ring Stacking (3 easy tips for the perfect stack!)

    1. Choose your style (fine vs. chunky)
    Begin by choosing which style you want. Thin bands are elegant, can be worn in multiples, and tend to be easier to stack as they create a cohesive look without becoming overbearing. Thicker, chunkier styles are great for making a statement, and look best in smaller quantities-- think one bold cocktail ring on your right index finger and one of a similar size on your left middle.
     
    2. Balance
    Like any design, it's all about balance. A great way to achieve this is by staggering a midi ring into the mix. This mid-point creates an elongated look, and balances any rings on either side.

    (This 14kt Gold Filled Midi Ring is one of our favourites since it doubles as a pinkie ring!)

    3. Comfort
    When possible, choose rings with adjustable bands. This way you have more options for stacking, and these bands tend to move with your fingers, allowing for more flexibility (warmer weather--or a couple glasses of wine!--can increase your ring size slightly, so you want to make sure your bands can adapt)


    (This Filigree Stacking Ring is made up of three individual ring bands which can adjust. It can be worn as the set, or separated across three fingers)

    BONUS TIP:

    Ring bands get a lot of friction and wear, so make sure you choosing metals that are suitable for your favourite stack! Our favourites are 14 Karat Gold Fill, Rose Gold Fill, and Sterling Silver. You can learn more about Gold Fill here.

  • LAYERING 101: 3 Simple Steps to Creating the Perfect Layered Look

    Layering is one of the most effective ways to express your personal style and show off your favourite treasures;
     
    but it can be intimidating to know where to start.

    I think the best way to approach it is not to overthink it too much, and follow a few simple steps:

    STEP #1
    Start with the shortest necklace first. Choose a classic, or minimal piece at the base of the neck.  Keep in mind that layers should make up one cohesive look instead of competing with too many details. A simple piece like the Coin Necklace adds light and texture without becoming too "fussy".


    STEP #2
    If you're layering 3 necklaces together, you can get a little more playful with your second choice, as this will be the feature design. The "frame" created by the top and bottom necklaces often draw eyes to the centre-- so make it worth their while!


    STEP #3
    Your final choice in your 3-layer look! I like to add something at the end that creates a "V" finish to the entire ensemble. Pieces with pendants, or lariat styles like this Flourish design create a flattering shape which elongates the neck (yes please!)


    BONUS TIP:
    Before putting on chain necklaces, run your fingers along the chain with the clasp undone, to remove any twists in the links. This will help keep your necklaces from tangling!

    I hope this guide gave you the boost you needed to tackle layering!

    The most important thing is that your jewellery makes you feel special and confident.

    Style tips are great for a little guidance but you are the only one with your unique style so remember to wear what you love; even if it means breaking a few fashion rules along the way:)

    -Leah xo