Take notes from these Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak guests who got the photo just right & follow these 6 tips to create your perfect on-hand pic!

Engagement Ring Selfie

Well, hold up your hand with that shimmering ring on it and snap a pretty picture.

We’re going to give you a quick selfie101 course on how to take the best ring selfie using shared photos from our valued Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak guests.

Like these guests, you might even find yourself on the Rogers & Hollands or Ashcroft & Oak Facebook fan page!

Baseball Game Ring Selfie

1. TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE

A scenic background compliments any selfie. This could include a decorated wall or a beautiful area outside somewhere. This guest took advantage of the perfect backdrop during her mountain hike.

Scene Selfie

2. NAIL ART FOR DUMMIES

No woman wants a picture of her hand without it being manicured. Extended nails create an illusion that your fingers are longer and sexier. This guest highlighted her ring finger with some added silver sparkle.

3. RAISED & RELAXED

The position of your hand is key when it comes to taking a ring selfie. Your hand is the portal to how people view your engagement ring. Not only does this champagne glass work as a classy prop, but holding it up positions her hand perfectly.

4. DITCH THE FLASH

No flash!  The flash feature on your phone will not be suitable enough to give you that perfect shot.  More often than not it will cause too much reflection on the diamond and make the color of the photo look “washed out”. 

Instead find some bright natural light to show off your skin tone and sparkling stone.  A room with skylights on a sunny day will be ideal.

5. TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

Avoid the temptation to use the zoom feature on your smartphone.  When taking a close up photo, using additional zoom can distort and decrease the quality of the shot. 

Take the photo with the zoom panned all the way out.  You can always crop out the excess afterwards.

6. IT’S TIME TO SHINE

After you’ve snapped several pics, it’s time to use a photo editing application to do a little housekeeping on your future Rembrandt. The photo filter added by this guest helps amplify the sparkle to help show friends & family how brilliant it really is!

Quick tip: Increase the sharpness to highlight the little details and show the demensions of the stones. It's the first thing we do before uploading any images to our own Instagram!

Now that we’ve given you a secret insight on how to take the perfect selfie, you should be a natural! So show us your #RingSelfie. Upload your jewels to Instagram using #RogersAndHollands or #AshcroftAndOak- We’ll choose a few to feature each week!