Our Most Popular Instagram Ring Selfies of 2017
While gorgeous diamonds come in all shapes and sizes, brides-to-be can't help but play favorites. Yes, even our social media followers. We combed through every single ring selfie we posted on Instagram this year and compiled a list of the sparklers you loved (and double-tapped) the most. From stunning circle-cuts and pretty pears to vintage-inspired settings, these sparklers signify the best engagement rings 2017 had to offer.
Of course, the ring selfies you liked the most didn't always feature just the rock. Images that featured ultra-romantic or adventurous proposals—on mountain tops, cliff sides, and snowy slopes—were among the snapshots you liked best. But the one thing we noticed you loved the very most? Seeing those handsome fiancés in the background, beaming with pride, joy, and emotion. While the diamond is a major part of an engagement, the love that goes into it seems to move you more.
While each and every ring in this round-up is unique, they're actually all united by one important thing—you. These beauties ended up on our feeds because you tagged us! We're always thrilled to witness one of the happiest moments of your lives, and we hope that you'll keep the #martharings hashtag and the pretty photos coming. Before we move on to yet another engagement season, let's pause and commemorate 2017's best and brightest. And don't forget—you don't have to be newly engaged to show off the ring. Use these curated 'grams as pose-inspiration, then can snap your own ring selfies before the big day and beyond. Ready to see them all for yourself? Click through for the prettiest hand candy of the year.
#1 Fiancé and Bling
#2 Beach Bauble
According to you, it doesn't get much better than receiving a one-of-a-kind ring with the ocean breeze in your hair.
#3 Round-Cut Romance
Looks like these two will be holding hands for a long, long time.
#4 Denim and Diamonds
While we love the blue jeans background, this classic, round-cut rock would look gorgeous on just about anything.
We're not sure what's better—the oval-cut stunner or the groom-to-be's triumphant reaction.
#6 Cliffside Engagement
This pretty diamond on a gold band outshines the epic cliff backdrop, hands down.
#7 Peak Proposal
Everything, from this bride-to-be's Kate Middleton-inspired bauble to her mountain summit proposal, was picture perfect.
#8 Rosé Romance
We'll happily raise a glass to this one-of-a-kind piece, too.
#9 Niagara Falls
Nothing beats a shiny sparkler with a view.
#10 Palm Tree Paradise
An oval engagement ring, palm trees, and an island sunset—that's as close to paradise as it gets.
#11 Je T'Aime
What better place to get engaged than in the city of love?
#12 Snowy Ring Selfie
This square-cut rock looks right at home on sparkly, snowy ski slopes.
#13 A Red Mani and a Diamond
What goes better with a round-cut engagement ring than a classic red mani?
#14 Dainty Accents
This bride-to-be's delicate rings work perfectly with her gold-banded oval-cut diamond.
#15 Catch the Sun
Ring selfies that catch and throw the sunlight just might be our favorites.
#16 Café Au Love
Frothy heart-shaped cappuccino art is even more appropriate alongside a brand-new engagement ring.
#17 Christmas Color Scheme
Red, green, diamonds, and gold—consider this the official engagement season color palette.
#18 Skyline Selfie
We're loving this emerald-cut stone's Big Apple background.
#19 Unique Setting
We're not sure what you loved more—this engagement ring's ornate setting or the Ladurée goodies in the background.
#20 Best Fish in the Sea
This freshly-minted fiancée received her pear-cut beauty after a day at sea. "Andy talked me into a 5am fishing expedition out to Great Point on the tip of Nantucket. After fishing and watching the seals, we pulled up on shore to the lighthouse where Andy surprised me with a proposal! I caught the best fish of all!" she explained.
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