Before you snap a selfie with your "Does this ring make me look engaged?" mug, you gotta find the perfect engagement ring first! That's where Sparkly comes in. Sparkly, an aptly-named new website, is basically the new-and-improved Pinterest just for engagement rings and engagement rings only. Consider it bridal bling basecamp.
Ever spot an engagement ring selfie on your Instagram feed and think, "Now, that is exactly the kind of ring I want?" Yep, we've all been there…but it's not exactly like your old college roommate included the exact carat count, stone shape, or setting in the caption, making it near impossible for you to replicate a similar style. Thankfully, Sparkly is here to help with tons of ringspiration.
On Sparkly's platform, you can view thousands upon thousands of the prettiest engagement ring selfies. Cool, but how does that differ from just your regular ol' Instagram feed? Well for starters, every little detail is included–from carat count to diamond cut. And get this: You can actually filter all those dazzling deets to help you narrow down your version of the perfect ring. Looking for a one carat, pear-cut diamond engagement ring? Simply hit those filter options and instantly see dozens of real ring selfies featuring that specific sparkler.
Not sure if a certain carat count would overwhelm your finger (is there even such a thing as too many carats?!) or if a gold-hued band would flatter your complexion? You can even filter for a hand that's just like yours to ensure that that oval diamond on a split-shank gold band will look stellar on you. (Spoiler alert: It does!)
Then, you can select your fave ring selfies and share them with your friends and family to get the opinions of your all-knowing gal pals—oh, and your to-be fiancé! Your partner can also view your selections to get a sense of your style (so you don't end up staring at a bauble that's so not you for all eternity). And don't worry, brides-to-be: You won't be notified if your soon-to-be spouse peeps at your secret registry so you can still have the surprise, "OMG, I can't believe it!" proposal of your dreams.
And once the question is popped and you're officially a bride-to-be, don't forget to head back to Sparkly to post your own ring selfie to help future brides select the sparkler of their dreams. You remember those days, right?