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The Do’s and Don’ts for Showing off Your Engagement Ring

Written by: Samantha Silverman | | Jewelry

How to Show Off Your Engagement Ring

Are you sporting a beautiful new engagement ring in the New Year? If your soon-to-be-groom recently popped the question, you might be considering how to best show off that sparkling bauble on your finger. We know you’re ready and excited to spread the news and show off this symbol of love and commitment, but be sure to do it the right way with these tips on everything from timing to sharing it on social media.

Prepare to Share

Consider what everyone is going to see along with your ring – your hand. You may want to take time to get a manicure or just be sure your nails are neat and well-groomed before everyone you know is suddenly examining your hand and fingers. Plus, as these people will be taking your hand in order to get a close-up view, having hand sanitizer nearby is a good idea to keep any germs at bay.

Also, a quick daily polish can go a long way to keep your ring shining bright while you are sharing your exciting news.

Choosing Who to Tell

Even though you are ready to post it to social media and tell the whole world, keep in mind who should know first. Your closest family and friends should get to the see the ring first, then you can continue spreading the word to co-workers and casual acquaintances.

Also remember to be considerate to other’s feelings. If you are showing it off to someone going through a breakup or divorce, they may not feel as enthusiastic about your news. Just remember to tread lightly in these situations and not be hurt if they don’t completely share your joy.

When Not to Share

Timing is important when choosing to announce your joyful news. Be sure to keep it under wraps at someone else’s event such as a wedding, shower, or birthday party. A great time for your announcement could be at a family gathering or holiday meal, plus this can allow you to tell multiple people at one time.

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts

Once all of the important people in your life have heard the news from you, it’s time to make that exciting social media post you’ve been dreaming of!

  • Make sure you choose a photo that focuses on you as a couple along with the ring on your finger.
  • You may choose to not show the ring up close and only show that it is on your finger.
  • Be sure your close family and friends hear it from you first and not through an Instagram post.

Handling an Awkward Question

There may be a handful of people – such as your mom or best friend – who you will be happy to try on your ring, but you may be uncomfortable taking it off for a random co-worker. Take a little time to decide how you want to handle this question if it comes up. Remember that it’s your prerogative if you don’t want to take it off.

A simple, light-hearted comment such as: “Oh, I never take it off now that it’s on my finger,” along with a laugh can diffuse an awkward situation and allow you to quickly move on.

Protect Your Treasure

Don’t forget the most important thing before you start showing it off to everyone in your life – protect your ring to give you peace of mind. Jewelry insurance gives your engagement ring the unique coverage it deserves. Protect what matters most by visiting Lavalier and getting a personalized quote as soon as you say “yes!”


  1. 5 Things to Never Post on Social Media After Getting Engaged. (Accessed Dec 30 2019).
  2. Showing off Your Engagement Ring. (Accessed Dec 302019).

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