Instagram's Most Epic Engagement Rings

Of all the many, many types of selfies, surely the engagement ring selfie (that's #relfie for short) is the most divisive. For every woman who goes misty-eyed cooing over Instagram's tales of love and its two-months'-salary proof, other ladies scroll straight past the rocks to get to the good stuff — like someone's In 'N' Out lunch.
So, to make believers out of even the most Scrooge-hearted, bling-averse folks out there, we rounded up our seven favorite, real-girl engagement tales, as told by Instagram. And, if you're in the market yourself (or just like shiny things), we've got 21 ways to shop these looks, for every budget. Read on, non-believers — let us prove that #relfies go down way better with a side of #hotdoglegs.
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Photographed by Jess Nash.
The #hotdoglegs #relfie
"He proposed first thing in the morning when I was still half asleep — I kept asking, 'Is this real?'" — @brittneecann

Anna Sheffield ring, model's own.
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The #pinchinglandmarks #relfie
"The night before he proposed, he told me it'd be months before we were engaged. So, the first thing I said was, 'What about last night?!'" — @alyssakalward

Vintage ring, model's own.
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The #seenoevil #hearnoevil #speaknoevil #relfie
"Longest airborne hug and kiss of my life, then lots of laughs and tears." — @vlampley

Ring, designed by fiancé, model's own.
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The #latteart #relfie
"I could hardly speak, I was so shocked. I look back and feel so blessed he picked me to be his forever babe (ugh, this is super mush!)." — @emaloulady

Marissa Alperin ring, model's own.
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The #shelfie #relfie
"Guess what he brought me back from Atlanta...?"

Vintage ring, model's own.
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The @scrunchiesofinstagram #relfie
"LITERAL shock. The last thing I recall is him getting down on one knee, and me saying 'ohmygod ohmygod' over and over. Once in a while, I ask him to tell me the whole story, and if I actually said 'yes' at the end — ha!" — @empirestilettos

Leigh Jay Nacht ring, model's own.
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The @foodintheair #relfie
"The hugest gasp, then couldn't stop laughing — I couldn't believe it!"

Vintage ring, model's own.