Post # 1
My long distance boyfriend and I went ring shopping not too long ago and I picked out a gorgeous sapphire ring! (see picture, it will be resized to fit don’t worry :D) So I have a feeling he is going to propose the next time we see each other, which is on our two year anniversary at the beginning of November. I’m super conflicted about what nail color to wear with it! I’ve seen some people suggest nude/nudey pink colors, then some go the opposite direction with a deep red. I had thought about a lilac/light purple shade as well. I’m definitely leaning towards either nude/nude pink and then my light purple… Any ideas or thoughts??
Post # 2
I have a sapphire ring as well but I don’t ever get my nails done so sorry I’m of no help but I’m just commenting to say SUCH A GORGEOUS RING!!!! The sapphire color is to die for!!!! I love my sapphire and I know you won’t regret it🤣
Post # 3
ha, I never get my nails done either, which is why I’m having so much trouble. Thank you so much!!! I love your ring as well! (it’s the one in the profile pic, right??)
Post # 4
any colour you like. I don’t think you should let your ring determine what colour you wear.
Having said that I do think red nails always look nice.
Post # 5
yes it is! Thank you! Please show us a zoomed in photo once the size is correct. Again, your sapphire is just to die for!!!
Post # 6
I definitely will! I’m so so excited, I can’t wait for November!
Post # 7
I also have a sapphire e ring. I usually go red but for the wedding I did one of Essie’s pale neutrals.
Post # 8
I absolutely love dark colours with my sapphire e-ring, I wore dark red for both the proposal (unknowingly) and on my wedding day!
Post # 9
I have a sapphire, though in a lighter, periwinkle shade of blue. I love nude colors like essie’s ballet slipper or dance class (depending on if you’re doing gel or regular polish). I also just tried a brand called cuccio. The color was See it All in Montreal and it’s another nude gel polish.
I also love lavenders and other purples. When my husband proposed, I’d just gotten my nails done in a lavender shade and it looked really good with my skin tone and ring.
I do reds also sometimes but I’d say for your engagement, you might want to go with a lighter color that allows your ring to stand out. Once you’ve got it, then it’s easier to hold a color up to see how it goes with your skin and ring. I know a lot of people don’t concern themselves with whether or not their nail polish matches their ring but I really like when my hands have an all over cohesive look.
Post # 10
Woohoo, what an exciting time for you 🙂
I have a sapphire ring, and have been doing lots of experimenting with nail colours lately.
I never really did my nails before getting engaged but now I am obsessed.
Overall, I have to say the colours that look best are those that compliment my skin tone rather than trying to match the stone. I have been loving pinks and nudes, but I am excited to try more dark colours in autumn.
I also tried bright coral and hot pink and they looked great, as did a deep shimmery burgundy/wine.
A pale lilac-pink didn’t suit my skin so I felt it drew attention away and looked a bit jarring.
I got some great suggestions on this thread… and might update it soon with my own experiments!