We're throwing an ear party, and you're invited. Whether you have one piercing or a whole bunch, we've got some stack-hacks up our sleeve to help you create those perfectly curated ears.
But before we start stacking
Let’s visualise what kind of look you’re going for. Curating your stack around a theme is always a fun idea: go full-on sparkle by wearing diamonds in every piercing, mix and match colourful gemstones for a playful vibe, keep it simple with crisp, clean lines, throw together different types of texture to spice things up... your options are quite literally endless, and that’s the fun of it.
Speaking of endless... Why not stack just one ear, or throw a different party on both ears? Thoughtfully ’mismatched’ earrings are sure to turn some heads. What about wearing one hoop with a charm, and one without? Earrings of the same colour but of different lengths? Studs in similar shapes? So many ideas, and only two ears to play around with…
Step one: Give your lobes a little love
Or actually, let’s make that a lot. Your lobe piercing is the perfect place to wear the Star of Your Stack — which can be anything from huge hoops to fun studs and dazzling ear jackets. It's also a great starting point to build your stack around.
Step one-and-a-half: No more piercings? No problem.
Ran out of piercings? Don't fret; we've got an ingenious solution for that: ear cuffs. Cuffs add that extra oomph to your look without the commitment of more piercings (yet). Just slide on your cuff wherever you see fit, gently pinch it to secure its position, and voilà! One of our favourite cuffs is the triple line ear cuff because its parallel bands make it look like you're wearing three earrings. Getting that extra-stacked look has never been easier!
Step two: Let’s make that even more love
If you've got a second lobe piercing, an earring that complements but doesn't outshine the earring you picked in step one will look stunning here. Are you the matching type? A huggie hoop pairs well with its bigger (or smaller) siblings, as do simple studs. If you’re in the mood for mixing, an earring in the same colour, shape or texture as your statement piece creates stunning contrasts while keeping your look cohesive.
Got a third (fourth, fifth...) lobe piercing or a tragus piercing? Daintier fines are your friend! Even the most understated of studs can make a big impact when they're in good company. You can't go wrong with stacking studs or rings that gradually get smaller as they go up your ear (or vice versa), but as we pointed out before, there are no rules to creating a gorgeous stack. You're the boss.
Left to right: Multi Chain Earring Backs, Basic Hoops, Bar Studs, Bezel-Set Diamond Studs, Mini Bead Ear Cuff
Step three: Take your stack higher and higher
Moving on — and up — to the cartilage. If you have a conch piercing, wearing an eye-catching ring or a statement stud is a great way to spice up your stack.
Climber earrings aren't just made to shimmer on your lobes: their subtly curved shape makes them a great helix piercing as well. From colourful to textured, there's a climber for your every curated ear.
'Barely there, yet too shiny to miss’-staples — such as our Mini Sphere Studs or Bezel-set Mini Diamond Studs — go with absolutely everything. They make great rook, earhead and daith piercings, but you can wear them anywhere you want.
Step four: More is definitely more
Feel like adding a dash of drama to your stack? Long earring backs will kick up your look a notch (or two). Go for a Diamond Drop Earring Back if you're feeling fancy, or wear a Multi-Chain Earring Back to make your ear party extra festive. Long earring backs look particularly great when they’re dangling from your lobe or helix piercing, but again, anything goes. Your stack, your rules.
Step five: Enjoy your look!
Anddd... you're done! We love seeing the looks you put together with our pieces, so do show us on Instagram by tagging us or using #ConsciousCollectors.