Sara Rey Jewelry Photography Blog 21


There are moments when I’m overcome with a wave of gratitude for what I get to do within the jewelry business. Such was the case when I received this convertible ring/pendant boulder opal piece from DeBella Fine Gems & Jewelry Arts. Although I’ll be the first to admit I’m not exactly an opal aficionado, I’ve never seen a boulder opal quite this lively. And of course with the sprinkling of colored melee on the sides, it’s exactly the sort of play of color (hehe) that is classic DeBella. Another fun shoot in the books, and a lovely reminder of how fortunate I am to get to work with incredible artists who allow me to help commemorate their incredible art.

Competition Photography




One of the hazards of working with a photographer who is also a gemologist is that she may actually weep upon seeing pieces like this. 122ctw of multi colored tourmaline in this incredible necklace, a 25ct crystal clear aquamarine, and a 17mm pearl ring with diamonds set everywhere diamonds can be set…it’s hard to choose a favorite. (Jk, it’s the aqua. This photo set unfortunately does not show just how huge it really is on the hand).

At any rate, gem ace Joe De Bella of DeBella Fine Gems & Jewelry Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico killed it with these designs. It’s always a pleasure shooting the incredible, often untreated, colored gems he sends my way, and these were particularly exciting as the images will represent his pieces in a design competition entry. Good luck, Joe!