Working with teeny tiny pieces of jewelry has been a challenge compared to the larger-scale stuff, because it requires the use of a macro lens or macro function to *really* focus on the detail, while still having a tiny “f stop” so there is a romantic blur on whatever isn’t the focus (such as a chain or far side of a ring band).

Other things I’ve learned: how pretty diamonds look against a “tuxedo shirt.” Also important is to include a coin (my colleague Justin likes dimes and I agree) for scale when needed.

Here are some images I’ve recently shot for Mervis Diamond Importers. You can check out more photos by following them on Instagram!

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