The perfect manicure for engagement ring photos

If you are recently engaged and planning to take engagement photos, you probably will want to get some special photo shots of your engagement ring.

And with those engagement ring photos, you will want to have a great manicure to complement that sparkling engagement ring.

For inspiration you can look to our list of  the top 5 nail trends for your wedding day

And if you are not into nail art, or you just want to save the bevy of funky new nail art styles for your bachelorette party, adding pizzazz to a classic—the ever-elegant French manicure—offers the perfect compromise. The original French manicure, is  always on-trend, with as much versatility as it has class.

Here are a few possibilities for the perfect manicure for engagement ring photos, from Ritani: 

If you are newly engaged, congratulations! This is an incredibly exciting time, one that you’ll naturally want to share with your family and friends. Along with celebration dinners and possibly an engagement party, you’ll probably take lots of stunning photos of your new sparkle.

Here are some of the most stylish ways to get your nails ready for their close-up.

lauren conrad engagement ring manicure

Lady In Red

The classics are considered so with good reason. Red nails are a truly timeless look – perfect for looking back on in the years to come and remembering this life-changing moment. Trim your nails neatly first, and finish with a topcoat for healthy shine. Lauren Conrad is a master at classic, feminine styling, while Ciara is a lot more daring in her fashion choices. The takeaway here is that a red set of nails suits absolutely everyone.

manicures for engagement ring photos

Cute As A Peach

Understandably, you want your ring to be the main event in these photos. In that case, why let your mani speak louder than the sparkle? Elegant neutral shades in peach, beige and taupe will bring polish and poise – without stealing focus. Both Cat Deeley’s classic solitaire and Ashley Tisdale’s double halo sparkler highlight how versatile these hues can be.

blake lively engagement ring

Playful Pastels

A whimsical choice of color that pops a little more in the frame might be right for you. If you’ve been proposed to in spring or summer (more conventionally seen as wedding season) you may want to reference this with some colorful shades of blue, green, pink or yellow. Blake Lively’s periwinkle blue manicure contrasts beautifully with her oval diamond engagement ring set in rose gold.

manicure for engagement ring photos

Metallic Mani

To complement the brilliance of your brand-new engagement ring, how about a metallic look? Opt for silver and gunmetal shades to emphasize a dazzling platinum style. Add coats of glittering gold to provide striking contrast, or to emphasize the warmth of a traditional yellow gold ring. Kelly Osbourne debuted her bezel-set engagement ring last summer with pointed nails that flashed with flecks of gold varnish.

black mani engagement ring

Black Magic

While a black manicure isn’t for everyone, it can be a fun way to show some personality during an otherwise very traditional occasion. Providing something of a neutral background for your stunning new diamond, platinum, white gold and palladium settings look particularly striking when paired with darker hues. Gabrielle Union and Hayden Panettiere both showed off their new engagement rings in 2013 with dark shades, allowing those white diamonds to really pop.

Which mani style do you think best suits your engagement ring? Would you choose one that lets the ring be center of attention, or one to make a style statement?