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 Post subject: My Gem photography project
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:26 pm 
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I have been working very hard experimenting with ideas that I learnt from this forum.
My Coloured stones like Spinel, Tourmaline and Sapphires have been coming out well as you can see.

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However when it comes to rubies using the same technique as used for the other stones they go darker,


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Using a maglite torch aimed at the stone provides some extra light but also nasty shadows and reflections,

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does anyone know what lighting should be used or how to fix the lighting for ruby photography


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 Post subject: Re: My Gem photography project
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:24 am 
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Ruby is always considered a nighttime stone in jewellers circles, as it always looks best in incandescent light. Try using a diffused halogen bulb which will give you the good colour you are looking for and should avoid the shadows and reflections.


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