Sotheby’s produces some wonderful videos which are easily accessed on YouTube:
A nice video capturing sparkling as only a moving camera can. Sparkles don’t show in still photography, they need movement. Still photos of diamonds use a special lens filter or work in post to mimic a sparkle.
Noteworthy, too, are the extreme closeups of many jewels. These closeups are fine enough to reveal inclusions within the stones, a testimony to high-end lenses and the photographer’s skill. Such details usually demands a still photograph, however, this video producer managed.
Techniques aside, the jewels are just plain beautiful.
p.s. Prices are listed as CHF which is the Swiss Franc, right now about the same exchange rate as the American dollar.
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