How do you enhance a gemstone’s natural sparkle?
Light is key. I try to avoid shadows and dark backgrounds. Stella Uys Photography taught me to always focus on one of the main stone claws to achieve that crisp clarity… and a little bit of Prestic as my wingman. All jokes aside, as with any photo, your focal point needs to be precise and the open (white) spaces should not be too much.
Being a jewellery designer, I always capture a piece of jewellery from various angles. Make sure your aperture is set correctly when taking photos of engraving or side details. The golden ratio still applies as with any photograph.