Black & Blue
Here are some photos from another recent shoot for Adam Neeley Fine Jewelry. The necklace was photographed in front of a black acrylic board to achieve the solid black setting. The tanzanite ring was photographed in a black gradient setup (a black acrylic board with mostly back lighting and less side/front lighting). To achieve two angles of the same ring in a shot like this, I set up my camera and kept it in place while I first photographed the ring laying down on the left side of the frame, then moved it to a standing position on the right side of the frame. Then I layered the two images in Photoshop and so that they appear to be next to each other in one image. This is a much more complicated process than doing something similar on a white background, but I like the effect.