Make sure your new ring looks its very best.

By Elizabeth Swanson
February 10, 2020
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Your engagement ring is a mainstay—it's the one piece of jewelry you'll wear every single day. And when you first get engaged, all eyes will be on your ring. If you're like most women, you're probably excited to share it with everyone, which is why having pretty manicured nails is something you'll want not just on your wedding day, but almost every day of your engagement, too. While the nails colors you choose can be purely fun, experimental, or express your style for that week, we love when a bride-to-be's chosen hue complements the metal of her engagement ring. Here, nail artist Miss Pop shares the shades that will look great with each metal.

Related: What Does Your Engagement Ring Say About You?

Yellow Gold

"Yellow gold is complemented by colors with warm tones. Pair it with a fun fuchsia or play it up with sparkly peach," our pro says. Try Essie's Nail Polish in "Pansy" ($9, essie.com) or Zoya Nail Polish in "Tessa" ($10, zoya.com).

White Gold

"White gold looks so pretty with pastels because they bring out the cool tones of white gold. Help complete your 'something blue' by matching your ring to a baby blue lacquer, or swipe on a soft shade of pale pink," says Miss Pop. Check out Deborah Lippman's Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in "Above the Clouds" ($20, nordstrom.com) or TenOverTen Nail Polish in "Watts" ($11.99, target.com).

Rose Gold

"Light and lovely neutral shades really make rose gold stand out. Pick a pearly white or skin-flattering nude to show off your rose-gold band," the pro suggests. Zoya Nail Polish in "Ginessa" ($10, zoya.com) or Tom Ford Beauty Nail Polish "Mink Brule" ($36, net-a-porter.comare good options.

Platinum

"Platinum perks up with a polish that is bold and bright," says Miss Pop. "It's a metal that's made for a classic red nail." You can't beat Oribe "The Lacquer" High Shine Nail Polish in "The Red" ($32, net-a-porter.com) or YSL's La Laque Couture in "Rouge Pop Art" ($35, walmart.com).

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