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.


Gems for Gentlemen

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There’s something lovely about cuff links, right? I used to think of cuff links as the male equivalent of brooches: a timeless classic, but one that sort of got benched as we’ve become more casual as a society. Well, I’m happy to say that opinion has completely changed, as I’ve had the chance to shoot several pairs of cuff links from different jewelers just in 2015.

These are from Ann Elizabeth Jewelry, and the use of color with clean, masculine metalwork is wonderful. The designer/founder of the company is no stranger to gemology, and I especially love her use of that gorgeous chrysoprase with rubies set in the center.

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