Placing a ring on a cone, optionally covered by some textile, is a common method.
A black background helps to emphasize jewelry, especially if it has diamonds or shiny metal.
Beaches evoke positive emotions with most people.
Cloth can give a cozy and friendly feel to photos.
Showing the product in use can bring it to life for customers.
Macro shots give customers a detailed, up-close view of the jewelry.
In the box
Showing the product in its box can increase confidence.
Dark studio shots emphasize the product and allow you to use interesting props.
Many customers will be shopping for this purpose, let them imagine how it will look on their spouses finger.
A neutral background works well with darker jewelry and will draw attention to the subject.
Outdoor shots are more dynamic and allow you to take advantage of great natural lighting.
Stone is a great natural element to use which can provide some good contrast.
Wood provides good contrast and adds a natural element to the image.
There are hundreds of different flowers you could use, each setting a different theme.
Blurred backgrounds draw immediate attention to the subject.
Adding a human touch can evoke an emotional reaction from your customers.
Shadows add a mysterious theme to the image.
Using a dictionary definition as a backdrop creates a romantic image.
FAQs about jewelry product photography
How do you take jewelry product photos?
Clean the jewelry before taking the photo, especially if its glossy. A DSLR camera is ideal although most modern smartphones will create good enough photos. Use a tripod to stabilize the camera and reduce blur. Ensure there is good, even lighting of the subject. Get creative with backgrounds, use coloured paper, natural elements like flowers, or interesting props.
What is the best color to photograph jewelry on?
White is the most popular (and easiest) color to photograph jewelry on. Start with this if you don't have experience, you'll get a great looking, clean image. Black backgrounds can also product great effects if the lighting is configured correctly.