by Melissa Schreiber

How to Take an Awesome Engagement Ring Selfie

We all know the only thing more exciting than getting engaged is posting an engagement ring selfie on Instagram for the world to see! The thing is…you want show off your precious baby, I mean engagement ring, but you’re no professional photographer. Here’s how to ensure you’ll take a great photo of your engagement ring that will be the ring envy of all the other girls. Read on for tips on how to become an expert engagement ring-selfie taker, and get inspo from our favorite customer ring photos.

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11 Tips for Great Instagram Engagement Ring Selfies

1. STAND OUT OF THE FEED

Use bright, eye-catching colors that make your engagement ring selfie pop. Also, since most engagement rings don’t have much color in them (unless they’re gemstone rings or include fancy-color diamonds), adding shocking colors to the rest of the composition will help people notice your shot in their Instagram feed.

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2. SHOW OFF YOUR KILLER MANI

Nothing shows off your engagement ring bling like a rockin’ manicure to bring out the sparkle. Choose a color that complements your skin tone. Add some funky nail art for extra attention.

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3. ADD SOME FUZZ

And by fuzz, I mean cats and dogs – it’s no secret that the internet goes crazy for pets. Loved so much by their humans, The Puppy Proposer has actually become quite a common profession for dogs and will look great in your engagement ring selfie!

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4. FINGERS ARE WEIRD. MAKE THEM LOOK AS GRACEFUL AS POSSIBLE

Close-up pictures of hands can make your fingers look like aliens. Avoid that by playing with the position of your fingers. Yes, there are less and more flattering angles for your fingers, just like for your hips!

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If you’re not having luck finding a nice way to show your whole hand, consider tucking your fingers into a fist, or make your fingers look more elegant by bending them down to your palm.

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5. ROMANCE THE STONE

Engagement ring bling is not like any other bling – there is meaning and love behind your ring. Show it! Maybe take a romantic engagement ring selfie of you and your fiancé’s hands intertwined, getting ready for your new chapter together.

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6. EMBRACE YOUR INNER ARTIST

Don’t be afraid to be artsy. You’ll get more attention if you take a unique picture of your ring. Think about composition, colors and interesting objects to place in the shot.

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7. DON’T BE LAST SEASON

Go with whatever season it is when you’re taking your engagement ring selfie. Give off summer vibes during summer with a cool cocktail at the beach, or a go for a cozy, wintry feel during the winter, with a sweater, a book and hot chocolate. This helps you stay relevant and makes it easier for people to relate.

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8. BE #GOALS

Take the engagement ring selfie of the year, the selfie that gets tons of #goals comments from admiring strangers. Make it a real lifestyle shot, showing you living the good life with your ring bling. It’s all about the lifestyle your engagement ring brings you and how it makes you feel.

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9. GO AU NATUREL

Natural lighting will show off the sparkle of your rock best. Take a photo outside during morning hours for great lighting, or inside with only window light (no flash or indoor lighting).

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10. SHINE LIKE CRAZY

Pay attention to the light reflecting off your diamond, and snap the picture at the angle which catches the most light, giving off pure brilliance.

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11. IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Don’t just give a vague idea of what your ring looks like – your engagement ring is a carefully crafted piece – show us! Let the beautiful details shine through.

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Well, what are you waiting for? Polish your diamond, and show us your stuff!

Looking for a ring to be your engagement ring selfie star? Design your dream engagement ring on JamesAllen.com.

Have any additional engagement ring selfie tips? Let us know in the comments below or on our social channels: Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Melissa Schreiber

Melissa Schreiber

Melissa is a lover of love, writing, cupcakes and pretty things (James Allen sparkle included).

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