(Closed) Favorite ring lighting – What type of lighting does your ring look best in?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1616 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

I love car pics! The dark interior just looks cool in the diamond!

Post # 3
4079 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada


lilsweetie:  Lol I dont have a picture, but my ring looks AMAZING at Home Depot haha. They must have the right lighting because it sparkles so much i nearly blind myself the whole time we’re there… and my ring isn’t even some huge honking thing! It’s awesome lol

Post # 4
6519 posts
Bee Keeper

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lilsweetie:  I love it the most in natural lighting — so outside. I take lots of “in the car” pics because it seems like my ring is always catching stray light beams inside the car for some reason. (Also, it feels like I spend a LOT of time waiting around in the car for my DD — ha, ha!)

For indoors, there is a specific spot in my home office, near the window so that natural light can come through and also by my bookshelves. This is why the same blue-covered book seems to show up in a lot of my pictures. Every time I take a picture of my jewelry by this window, I think to myself that I should rearrange my book shelves. 

A favorite “outside” picture:

And … my famous (infamous?) bookshelf — ha, ha!

Post # 5
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

mine looks AWESOME in the grocery store but I can never get a pic that does it justice.

Post # 6
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t have pictures, but dim overhead lighting is fantastic for my ring.  Like in a theatre or restaurant.  That’s when the rainbow sparkle of my moissanite really shines and it looks like a disco ball.

Post # 7
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Charliejeorge:  YES Home Depot has some KILLER lighting. Also, for some strange reason, the lights in the restroom at work really make mine sparkle.

Overall, I’d say mine looks best at dusk. It’s an OMC thats around ~170 years old or so, and what I’ve heard is that at that time, diamonds were cut by hand in candlelight so that explains why the diamond looks best in low light.

Post # 8
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t have pics of the best lighting, but the muted lighting inside church makes my ring sparkle so much! Inside my car is good lighting too!

Post # 9
826 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a cushion cut diamond which has also been referred to as the candle light diamond, mine has a tendence to really sparkle in low light situations and it also realy sparkles when the sun is bright… Honestly my diamond looks like crap in jewelry store lighighting.

We have an elevator at work that OH boy does she dazzle, I used to take that elevator just to see cushy sparkle.

Post # 10
550 posts
Busy bee

Mine sparkles like crazy at church ! I can’t help but stare at it and my fiancé pokes me in the ribs to pay attention lol. No picture sorry !

Post # 11
2386 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love my ring under pot lights…but you just can’t catch the crazy sparkle in pictures!! 

I do love taking pics of my rings in DH’s car..the black leather makes the diamond look so steely.

Post # 12
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Elevators, bathrooms, and of course jewelry stores. It also looks great with one beam of sunlight pouring into a dark room, and in the shade on a sunny day. And photoshoot lighting of course.

Here’s a beam of light in darkness pic. looks much bigger than it does in life. I posted this to Instagram and it ended up on a bunch of diamond accounts and Cosmo bride haha. 

Post # 13
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

Mine sparkles like crazy in the grocery store, church, and low lit restuarants. But I love some natural light bouncing around too. I am a photographer, so I am always looking at light anyway! 

Post # 14
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Stone Garden Events

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MrsBuesleBee:  NICE!

Post # 15
1702 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Next to car lighting, restaurant lighting is my ring’s BFF! I need to take a trip to Home Depot and see what this fuss is all about lol.

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