50 Engagement-Ring Selfies That Will Inspire You to Show Off Your Bling
It's the moment you've been waiting for—maybe for months, or maybe for years: Your significant other popped the question, gave you a stunning engagement ring, and now you're officially engaged! When you stop and think about it, your engagement ring is really the first component of wedding planning. Before setting a date, tasting cake, and mailing out invitations to would-be guests, you're given a token of your significant other's affection. Naturally, the next step is to show off this beautiful new accessory with an engagement-ring selfie.
The advent of social media has led to an uptick in creativity and personality surrounding the engagement-ring selfie. A snap of your ring is pretty much the easiest way to announce to your largest circle of family and friends that you're engaged. After all, did it really happen if you didn't post about it online? (One word of advice: Make sure you personally tell your inner circle before posting that telling Instagram snap. Don't let your excitement make you forget your manners!)
When composing an engagement-ring selfie, the background choice is key. Do you love to travel? Consider snapping a picture out an airplane window. If you're an urban city dweller, a picture with the city skyline is a must. If nature is more your scene then a selfie near the ocean or on a hike is the perfect way to make your new accessory a part of your life. You could even make like this bride-to-be chose, who chose to commemorate a fun ocean adventure with a picture of her ring over the vivid green water. A pale pink manicure, brushed gold bangle, and faded denim jacket added a laid-back air to the image.
Ahead, find inspiration for composing your own engagement-ring selfie.
Bess Harrington Carter snapped a picture of her ring above a festively patterned floor. The juxtaposition with her flowy boho dress made for a fun, laid-back image.
On the Road
If you're out running errands, take a selfie in the car (once you're parked!) like blogger Lauren Kay Sims did. Engagement-ring selfies don't have to be overly posed—sometimes the best ones show off the simple parts of day-to-day life.
Alternatively, if you're out enjoying nature and happen upon some beautiful flower bushes, they would make an equally special backdrop.
Catch yourself staring at your ring on the way to your lunch break? Take advantage of a simple marble floor in your office's lobby for a ring picture.
With Your Fiancé
Your fiancé is the one that gave you the ring, after all, so don't forget to show them some love.
To remember her trip to Epcot at Walt Disney World, this bride-to-be took a ring selfie with the park's iconic globe.
If you can, it's nice to get your fiancé in the photo (even if it's just his hand!). This bride-to-be's Primrose by Maggie crystal bracelet added an extra dose of sparkle to the whole look.
To achieve a ring selfie where your sparkler truly pops, consider a subdued monochromatic background. Gray shoes and a matching scarf meant this bride's engagement ring really popped.
Pop of Color
In the Air
Did your future spouse chose to pop the question with a destination proposal? Don't wait until you get home for an engagement-ring selfie—simply snap a picture out the window of the plane.
While an engagement ring selfie while you're out travelling is great, an at-home picture is just as special.
Are any of your bridesmaids also engaged? Capture a ring selfie together to remember this special time together.
Hail a Cab
This sparkler was the perfect accessory for a night out on the town.
This bride-to-be took a ring selfie with the Milwaukee Art Museum in the background to celebrate both a new job and new engagement.
'Tis the Season
Whether it's Christmas or the Fourth of July, take advantage of seasonal décor when showing off your ring.
Inspiration can strike anywhere! This bride-to-be took advantage of her festive Valentine's Day conversation heart pajamas to snap a picture of her engagement ring from Day's Jewelers.
In the Snow
Snow is a great backdrop for a ring selfie because it works like a natural reflector. That means there's no way your picture won't be balanced and well lit.
While on vacation in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, this bride-to-be captured a poolside ring selfie. Her best engagement ring advice? "I truly believe the most important part of choosing a ring is picking something that is a reflection of the woman that you're marrying."
A beach engagement-ring selfie if the perfect way to kick off a bachelorette weekend spent lounging with your closest friends.
An occasion as small as a run is the only excuse to need to snap an engagement-ring selfie! Let your ring serve as inspiration to keep up your pre-wedding fitness routine.
Out to Brunch
Every activity feels a little bit more fun when you're wearing a beautiful ring that keeps catching the light. Even simple tasks like unwrapping a gift become that much more exciting now that you're engaged.
Hot Air Balloon
This bride-to-be was on cloud nine (literally!) following a hot air balloon ride-turned-proposal.
This jetsetting bride-to-be captured a picture of her ring while on vacation in Cinque Terre, Italy.
Celebrate city living with a selfie of your sparkler set in front of the skyline.
This watercolor-inspired manicure is the perfect engagement ring accent. Now that you'll be showing your ring off to everyone, it's time to have fun with your nail colors.
From your initial consultation with your wedding planner to a design meeting with your stationer, you'll probably meet up with quite a few wedding vendors at coffee shops. Commemorate the occasion with a picture of your ring and latte art.
This bride-to-be's Day's Jewelers ring looked perfectly at home amongst romantic flowers.
In the Air
The cure for a long flight and uncomfortable airplane seats? Staring at your engagement ring and enjoying the view.
Amid the holiday hustle, pause and simply admire your beautiful ring.
This ocean view was made even more beautiful thanks to this bride-to-be's latest accessory.
On the Lake
A sparkling engagement ring, festive palm trees, and warm summer sunlight made this engagement-ring selfie especially memorable.
When the weather turns, bundle up and enjoy a snow day with your fiancé and your favorite piece of jewelry.
Celebrate fall with an picture of your engagement ring out searching for the perfect pumpkin for your front porch.
The Palace of Versailles served as a regal backdrop for this bride-to-be's destination proposal. Wherever your engagement travels take you, it's always a great idea to snap a quick engagement-ring selfie to commemorate the special memories.
All of the details in this shot make for the perfect engagement-announcement 'gram.
Green with envy! A stunning emerald engagement ring works well with dark green vampy nails.
Sheer and Simple
Our cover girl Jenny Bernheim's engagement ring is beautifully blinding.
Surrounded by Flowers
What's better than a beautiful ring resting against a bed of fuzzy fringed tulips?
Pretty in Pink
Keep warm and pose with your new engagement ring.
Up Close and Personal
Keep it simple and chic with an all-white background and mani.
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