Since the days are dark by the time I get home from my day job, I have to find a way to take photos without natural light. I have always used natural light and the Macro setting on my Canon SD750 for taking photos of my jewelry, however, they never seemed crisp enough and rarely showcased the beautiful sparkle and faceting of the gemstones. I have a couple lamps with daylight bulbs I have been experimenting with; different positions, pointed at the wall to refract light, using a diffuser, different backgrounds, etc, etc. Here are a few of my most recent items and photos....
Fog - AA Chalcedony Spiral Briolette and Oxidized Sterling Silver Necklace
Galaxies - Prehnite Dew Drops and Oxidized Sterling Silver Earrings
Mandarin Orange - Mandarin Garnet and Sterling Silver Necklace