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    How to pick the right manicure to show off your engagement ring

    From the moment that sparkling ring slips onto your finger, your hands become the major focus of your world. Think about it – how confident do you feel about friends and family grabbing your fingers for a closer look, or about posting pictures to announce your engagement on social media platforms? Basically, you need to ask yourself how your hands will measure up to the task.

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    If you think they need a little help, the easiest way to show off diamond engagement rings is to have a manicure. Just be sure to pick the right kind to make the most of your ring. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

    How much time do you have?

    The most basic manicure, with a quick tidy up of your nails and a couple of coats of standard polish, is a quick and cost-effective option, good if the ring was a surprise and you have little time to book something more elaborate. It should be good for around five days, is easy to remove, and doesn’t harm your nails at all.

    A gel (shellac style) manicure will last longer – around two or three weeks – without chipping, so it’s a good option if you have a whirl of activities planned and no time to have your nails retouched in between, but it does take time to remove the nails properly afterwards.

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    Be guided by the ring

    The fancier the ring, the more subtle your manicure should be. A huge stone with lots of detail looks great with a basic polish in a subtle colour, while a smaller stone or a more subtle design leaves you scope to look at a full-on acrylic manicure. This powder-liquid combo is a blank canvas for all kinds of polish and fancy designs, which should last for a few weeks.

    The kind of stone your ring has is also something to be guided by. If it’s a gemstone, you can choose a polish colour which is similar or one which complements it. If the circumstances allow, you could always experiment with different manicures, before looking at rings at specialist outlets, such as https://www.comparethediamond.com/diamond-engagement-rings.

    Getting engaged is a truly memorable milestone in life, so make the most of it by showing off your ring with the perfect manicure.