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Engagement Ring Selfie & Jewelry Photo Tips

Newly engaged? Of course you're over the moon to spend the rest of your life with your love, but now it's time to show your family, friends and all your social media followers your shiny new rock. Follow these tips and tricks to show off your engagement ring's sparkle and shine.

Nail Polish to Make your Engagement Ring Pop

Before you even get the camera out, first things first: Nail Polish. Once you're engaged, not only are you committed to your fiance, but you also have a new commitment to keep your nails freshly polished. Below are some recommended polish colors for your engagement ring metal and stone shape.

Metal Type

White Gold Engagement Rings: A versatile metal, white gold goes pairs well with a deep purple or dark metallic polish to add the perfect amount of contrast.

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings: A traditional metal for engagement rings, yellow gold will be sure to shine with pastel nail polishes and shades of pink.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings: Sport vibrant red polish to bring out the pink tones of rose gold Try a champagne color to bring out the rose in a subtle fashion.

Stone Shape

Round: The classic round shape will look best with warm, rosy tone nail polishes to match the elegance of the round shape.

Cushion: A timeless cut like the cushion calls for a simple polish like nude shades. It is recommended to avoid vibrant colors with this shape.

Oval: Try and match your nail shape to the oval cut to elongate your fingers. A beautiful cream polish can add a sense of glamour to the oval shape.

Princess: The sharp corners of the princess cut will be sure to pop with a vibrant polish like an apple red or fuchsia.

Emerald: A pale pink or peach polish amplifies the rectangular shape of the emerald. Avoid nail art with this shape as it can clash with the angular cuts.

Pear: This sparkly cut shines on its own, so go with a subtle beige nail polish. An almond shape nail also pairs well to elongate your fingers.

Marquise: The unique and daring look of the marquise shape will be sure to pop with rose gold polish or a daring teal.


Jewelry Photo Tips


Lighting can make or break your engagement ring selfie. Natural lighting is your best option as it optimizes photo quality and enhances your rings sparkle and shine. Avoid camera flash and darkly-lit indoor areas. Weather permitting, go outside to get your perfect photo. If not, standing by the window will do the trick!


We all know angles are the holy grail when it comes to taking the best face selfies. The same rings true to your engagement ring. Play around with angles to capture the true sparkle of your stone and the elegance of the setting. Try some basic overhead shots and some close-up angles (no zoom!). Although finding the perfect angle can be tricky, it's totally worth it.


The background of your engagement ring selfie can speak to your personality. A traditional photo can have your new fiance in the background as the camera focuses on your hand. Live wildly with a nature-filled landscape to capture your adventurous side.


The way your hand is posed in a photo can make it a masterpiece or a flop, no matter how beautiful your ring is. Avoid clenched fists that often times highlight those unflattering knuckle hairs. A lifestyle pose with your hand on your future hubby's hand or arm add a romantic touch to your photo. The classic hand out like you're giving a high five is a basic pose but can be a great photo to feature your ring (especially if your nails are done!)


If you didn't get your picture-perfect ring selfie, the right filter can be an easy fix. An Instagram filter like Clarendon, Juno or Ludwig will bring out the vibrant sparkle and shine to any engagement ring.


The caption of your engagement ring selfie is just as important as the photo! Posting about how you're excited to spend the rest of your life with your best friend is a romantic caption that always receives likes. You can tag the location with the proposal location or a special place for you and your loved one. Make sure to tag #DisplayMyKay to be featured in our Kay Fanreel !


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