Whether you’re recently engaged or have been married for decades, we all love to show off our glistening diamonds with a stunning #RingSelfie! Here are our best tips to achieve an awe-worthy shot:
ROCK A FRESH MANI
While nothing beats a professional manicure at your favorite salon, we know right now do-it-yourself manicures are a must! A quick buff, shine and polish will really elevate your engagement ring shot. Whether you choose a neutral hue or a classic red, well-kept nails will perfectly frame the star of the shot: your diamond!
PRO TIP: If DIY nails aren’t your strong suit, press-on nails are an easy and affordable way to get a photo-worthy mani in a pinch.
And if all else fails, you can hide those nails or crop them out of the shot!
CLEAN YOUR RING
A simple cleaning can really amp up the sparkle from your ring! Check out our simple how-to video and blog on how to clean your ring yourself at home!
USE NATURAL LIGHT
When it comes to photographing diamonds, sunlight is best. At just the right angle, the sun’s bright rays bounce off a diamond’s facets like no other and creates an ultra-sparkly look!
Make sure your ring is in-focus so that it's the clear star of the shot! Thankfully, iPhones make it super easy — just tap on the ring to put it in focus.
CONSIDER THE BACKGROUND
While your ring should be the focus, an interesting background adds context to your shot and can really send your ring selfie over the top!
No gram-worthy background in sight? Just look up! A blue sky backdrop is always stunning.
INCLUDE YOUR PETS
Puppies just make everything cuter and better, plus we love seeing your extended family included in the happiness of your engagement! Not to mention, including an animal in your insta pic is sure to elicit significantly more likes (just sayin’, everyone loves pups)!
We hope you use these tips to capture stunning ring selfies! Don’t forget to tag us, @shopidc.