Lavender Sapphire Engagement Ring

I loved shooting for Tammy of The Jewel Princess this year. I photographed several pieces from her line, which are available on their website. Pictured above are photos of a very special ring – Tammy’s own! This engagement ring is absolutely stunning, with a lavender sapphire as the center stone, and paraiba tourmaline and diamond accents.

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I recently got the chance to work with Allison Neumann, of Allison Neumann Studio, for the first time. Allison creates beautiful fine jewelry combining 18K and 22K gold with rough sapphires from Montana. Contrasting soft matte with high polished finishes, her pieces are feminine without being too “done.” We did all of her images on a white background, allowing the richness of the metal and stones to steal the show.

The Spectrums




The gents of Ambassador Gems are on the road a lot. So when Greg called out of the blue one day in February to ask if I had time to shoot their AGTA Spectrum Award-winning ring, featuring an incredible 6.26ct padparadscha sapphire, I didn’t hesitate. The collaborative ring was designed by Lindsay Jane, whose moonstone ring you’ve seen on this blog before, and executed by The Rephinery, a custom design company known for their impeccable quality. The center stone, of course, was one of Ambassador Gems’.

There’s only one way to properly photograph a ring like this, and that’s in several angles. As is often the case with pieces that have a beautiful center stone as well as notable design aspects throughout the piece, no one angle is going to tell the whole story. As you can see above, I shot three different views of the piece, which I delivered along with the compilation shot you see here.

I’m so pleased that the stars aligned and I was able to shoot this gorgeous piece while it was passing through Carlsbad. I’m eager to see what this dynamic team comes up with for the next show!