Jewelry Background

Jewelry Background

Can’t decide what jewelry background is better for your rings, earrings or bracelets, look though these 15 classic and creative jewelry backgrounds that you may use for ads or online shop.

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15 Successful Jewelry Backgrounds

Choosing a background for jewelry photography, you should mind certain nuances. Each type of jewelry requires a special background capable of highlighting the object not to outshine it.

1. Use Classical White Backgrounds

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A white background is the most popular one in product photography allowing the viewer to concentrate on the main details of the item. It does not distract your attention.

Personally, I use this jewelry background when I shoot rings and earrings made of various metals. This is a great option for online stores as well as personal pages on blogs or social networks.

The only difficulty is that it is troublesome to remove undesirable shadows from the background and from the jewelry itself.

jewelry background light Nikon D7200 + Nikon 85mm f/3.5G DX Micro + White Background

I recommend using permanent natural lighting from the window and reflectors (not the camera flash). In such a way, the object will be equally lit, and the background will not suffer either.

If you use an artificial lighting source, the optimal combination is when one flash with an umbrella is set on a light gap, the second one is directed to the white background, while the third flash is located at a 45-degree angle behind the item (to get a back lighting to add volume to the item).

2. Black Backgrounds for Moody Photos

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Black jewelry background is ideal for photographing colorful precious stones as well as jewelry with transparent inserts (brilliants, phianite). It creates a delicate but dramatic look preserving neutrality.

Perhaps, you have already noticed that many black backgrounds are related to luxurious objects. Moreover, it is easier to remove unnecessary glares and defects from it. The best material to create such a background for jewelry pictures is black organic glass.

black jewelry background light Canon EOS 70D + Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS + Black Background

You need only two flashes to shoot an ideal black jewelry background. If you want to avoid glares on it, remember that the distance between the product and the background (it should be black or at least dark) should be not less than 0.5m.

It is better if you have 1m, actually. Otherwise, the light from the flash will light up the background.

3. Alternative Grey Background

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Grey jewelry background has recently become popular among online stores as an alternative to black and white ones. It is neutral and can beautifully present any type of jewelry.

It highlights the object without distracting the viewer. What is more, this variant is suitable for almost all jewelry with bright stones. It is also an ideal background for banners.

If you want to get a grey background for jewelry pictures, use the first lighting scheme but mind that in this case, the lighting of the back part is not necessary.

Remove unnecessary shades, clean the jewelry to create a more impressive look, and enhance colors using basic Lightroom settings or presets.

4. Original Gradient Background

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Gradient perfectly highlights the jewelry making the background more original and interesting. The main rule here is to locate the item on the lightest part of the background to attract more attention to it.

You may also use additional colors but be careful not to involve the color that is more interesting than the jewelry is. For instance, if the jewelry is decorated with blue stones, the color gamut of the background should be lighter.

5. Gold Background for Expensive Jewelry

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Gold jewelry background is not popular in the sphere of jewelry photography but, at the same time, it shows up among other single-type images and attracts viewer’s attention.

I recommend using this background while shooting expensive jewelry with big stones of different colors. However, the background still should be lighter than the object is in order to achieve contrast in the image.

6. Colorful Lines for Bright Images

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If you need a bright jewelry photo, use the background with colorful contrast lines different from your main object. Mind that this background is suitable for shooting jewelry sets.

7. Use Bokeh as Your Background

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Colorful jewelry backgrounds attract viewer’s attention making the image more vivid. Using such a background, the photo becomes brighter and more contrast. It is perfect for tiny jewelry without precious stones.

8. Use Natural Backgrounds

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In order to get more original photos, you may use natural textures. For example, big green leaves or bright flowers. Such jewelry background images are suitable for personal blogs and social network sites.

They will absolutely attract viewers’ attention. Moreover, these backgrounds work with any jewelry type.

9. Use Sparkles on Backgrounds

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This background for jewelry pictures is targeted at young people. It does not distract attention from the jewelry itself making the image stylish and original.

10. Graphite Background for Exquisite Jewelry

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This background for jewelry photography looks quite brutal itself and attracts the viewer with its originality.

Especially when it is used as a background for sophisticated jewelry decorated with bright contrast stones.

11. Use Workshop Background

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As a creative background, you may choose an image of a jewelry workshop to produce the effect of newly created jewelry.

It works great when there are various tools and devices in the frame. This jewelry background is perfect for shooting rings.

12. Use Wooden Backgrounds

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Wooden background highlights any jewelry making the shot more realistic and close to nature. The picture will be interesting to the user because of wood fibers which they will notice only after looking closely at the jewelry itself.

I like to use such jewelry backgrounds with earrings and necklaces.

13. Book for Cute Jewelry

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You may use a book or its pages as a background for cute, small jewelry. It will add mystery to the shot being the best variant for the author’s original jewelry of various shapes.

14. Use Marine Theme

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This background is perfect when the jewelry has some marine features and they perfectly match each other. As a result, you will have quite an interesting composition.

I usually use this jewelry background with rings that have tiny stones or engraved ones, as well as with necklaces and earrings.

15. Use Photo Editing Freebies

For faster and easier jewelry photo color correction, use these Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions for free.

Free Lr Preset “Clean White”


This preset enhances a white background for jewelry pictures. It also makes other colors more bright and saturated.

Free Ps Action “Contrast”


It is a free action that fine-tunes the contrast in jewelry images. It saturates not only the color of the object but also the background.

Free Lr Preset “Clarity”


Perfect preset for photos to become cleaner and more saturated. Decorations will gain a more natural look, and the background will be cleaner.

Free Lr Preset “Colorful”


To add more brightness to the jewelry, use this preset. All parts and objects will become brighter, sharper, and colors - deeper and more saturated.

Free Ps Action “HDR”


I advise you to use this action when you need to improve the white balance and increase the contrast of the finished photo.


Ann Young

Hi there, I'm Ann Young - a photographer, photo retoucher and of course, journalist. Here on FixThePhoto blog you can find all of my reviews, photography and photo editing tips, pricing guides, and photography experiments. read more