18 Jewelry Product Photography Ideas

We've collected 18 ideas for jewelry products that you can use to give you inspiration for your product photos.

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Cone

Cone

Placing a ring on a cone, optionally covered by some textile, is a common method.

Black background

Black background

A black background helps to emphasize jewelry, especially if it has diamonds or shiny metal.

Beach

Beach

Beaches evoke positive emotions with most people.

Cloth

Cloth

Cloth can give a cozy and friendly feel to photos.

In use

In use

Showing the product in use can bring it to life for customers.

Macro

Macro

Macro shots give customers a detailed, up-close view of the jewelry.

In the box

In the box

Showing the product in its box can increase confidence.

Dark studio

Dark studio

Dark studio shots emphasize the product and allow you to use interesting props.

Engagement

Engagement

Many customers will be shopping for this purpose, let them imagine how it will look on their spouses finger.

Neutral background

Neutral background

A neutral background works well with darker jewelry and will draw attention to the subject.

Outdoors

Outdoors

Outdoor shots are more dynamic and allow you to take advantage of great natural lighting.

Stone

Stone

Stone is a great natural element to use which can provide some good contrast.

Wood

Wood

Wood provides good contrast and adds a natural element to the image.

Flowers

Flowers

There are hundreds of different flowers you could use, each setting a different theme.

Blurred background

Blurred background

Blurred backgrounds draw immediate attention to the subject.

Human touch

Human touch

Adding a human touch can evoke an emotional reaction from your customers.

Shadows

Shadows

Shadows add a mysterious theme to the image.

Dictionary

Dictionary

Using a dictionary definition as a backdrop creates a romantic image.

FAQs about jewelry product photography

  1. 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.

  2. 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.