by Melissa Schreiber

How to Take an Awesome Engagement Ring Selfie

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Omg! You said YES!!! And we all know that the only thing more exciting than getting engaged is posting an engagement #ringselfie on Instagram for the world to see!

But you don’t want to post just any ring shot – you want to post an amazing one. You want to show off your precious baby, I mean engagement ring, in all its splendor.

You’re not a professional photographer, however… So how do you make sure you’ll take a great picture 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. We’ve used some of our favorite ring photos from our customers.

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 or fancy-color diamond rings), adding shocking colors to the rest of the composition will help people notice your shot in their Instagram feed.

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white gold petite diamond halo engagement ring | photo by @axionreeka

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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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white gold six prong wire basket engagement ring | photo by @conillina

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3. ADD SOME FUZZ

And by fuzz, I mean cats and dogs – don’t go trying to find finger hair extensions or something! It’s no secret that the internet goes crazy for cats and dogs. 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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white gold thin french-cut pave set diamond engagement ring | photo by @thecreepycavalier

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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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white gold thin channel set round shaped diamond engagement ring | photo by @ringshotphotography

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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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yellow gold pave halo diamond engagement ring (pear center) | photo by @tina_o4

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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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yellow gold 1.5mm comfort fit engagement ring | photo by @ashmckni

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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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white gold petite pave crown diamond engagement ring | photo by @heather_tersia

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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 the 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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white gold two toned tapered pave halo engagement ring | photo by: @blissblog

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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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white gold pave halo engagement ring | photo by @clehreean

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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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platinum 1.5mm comfort fit engagement ring | photo by @emilyjhick

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10. SHINE LIKE CRAZY

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white gold petite pave engagement ring (flush fit) | photo by @erica_kaying

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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white gold pave halo cabled diamond engagement ring | photo by @quinn.luu

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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? BROWSE RINGS.

Have any additional engagement ring selfie tips? Tell us in the comments!

Melissa Schreiber

Melissa Schreiber

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

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