A Real Gem.

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Wow, very nice. I tried doing one of these once and it's a lot harder than I expected.
     
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    Very nice - - top bevel looks like it could be cleaned up a bit.

    What stone is that?
     
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    Yeah manaheim, the image just doesn't do it justice.
    I missed the blown top facets from focusing in live view on the bottom prong.
    Just can't capture the real life scintillation of this fancy yellow diamond.
    Unfortunately it's gone now. I can't spend much time at work on photography, but I am going to keep trying to capture the interesting things that come through.
     
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    What's your lighting setup? It looks like you have a front flash and an overhead.

    TBH, I think you just missed the mark with the lights and hit those top bevels too straight on.

    Apart from that, nicely done.
     
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    The lighting is overhead flourescents only. Trying to make the best of what I can in my small shop. The halogens in the showroom give better sparkle, but intense shadows. I may try a small soft box, not the right term, but you know, a small white paneled baox to shoot in, but I think that will diminish the reflection/refraction. I also have to do this stuff on the fly, so I have to come up with a quick set up.

    Like I said, the top facets kill me. Didn't see them focusing in live view.
     
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    Very nice , how much would that set you back. Or did J-lo drop it off to get cleaned?
     
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    I got this light tent after several DIY attempts that would tear if you looked at it the wrong way. It folds up small too and I can easily carry it to one of my clients (pottery).
     
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    Well your subject is centered and there's a portion that's blown ou....


    Only kidding of course. It's gorgeous and I'm sure a picture doesn't do it justice.
     

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