What goes better with a new engagement ring than a gorgeous manicure? Not a whole lot! This is the time when everyone will be fawning over your hands to get a peep at that sparkly new addition, so you'd better make sure those hands and nails (and cuticles) are up to the task. That's why we searched high and low for fun engagement manicure ideas that'll set your ring selfie apart from all the others on your Instagram feed.
The manicure ideas ahead will look stunning next to your new sparkler without overshadowing it (as if anything could). And don't worry—they are all totally doable at home, even if you're not an expert with the nail polish brush.
Scroll through to discover 17 engagement manicure ideas for picture-perfect nails.
Chic As Can Be
Ring selfie–ready nails just got a whole lot easier with a DIY option. These taupe and metallic silver stick-on gels are chic and bridal-appropriate.
Nail art doesn't have to be distracting. With the right design, it can look inarguably chic and become the finishing touch to your new bauble.
Consult the Cosmos
The stars aligned the day you met your fiancé, so why not let your nails tell the tale? Nail Inc.'s Crystals Made Me Do It nail polish duo is infused with mood-enhancing crystals like amethyst to ward off any negative vibes and keep your engagement as happy as can be.
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Show Your Heart
Don't be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve, or your nails for that matter. Slap on a heart decal and your nails will be instantly ring-selfie ready. These bridal-appropriate stickers are available at Olive & June.
The Gold Standard
Is there anything more opulent than a mani completely wrapped in gold? We didn't think so. These statement nails are jaw-droppingly gorge with just about anything, but especially if you're sporting a yellow-gold engagement ring (you can always tailor the foil to your ring's metal for uniformity).