Just yesterday, I brought out my old Canon camera from the dry box and decided to shoot some images of loose diamonds. In total, I captured about 120 photographs and picked out some of my favorite and most beautiful diamond photographs below.

ant beside a diamond

My favorite shot occurred by accident when a curious ant happened to pass by…

round brilliant cut with petite yellow flowers

Using yellow Ixora flowers as a backdrop with a round brilliant cut diamond

oval shaped diamond against purple flower petal

Mix and match of Ixora buds and purple petals with an oval shaped diamond

beautiful diamond photographs

The marquise diamond picks up an orangey tone in its body

emerald cut diamond amongst the ferns

Trying to match some greens into the emerald cut diamond

beautiful pear shaped diamond with purple flower

An elegant display of purple flowers to match the sexy pear shaped gem

These pictures were shot with a compact camera (Powershot SX 200IS) using the macro function. Hoped you enjoyed looking at them as much as I did photographing these pretty little gems. Please feel free vote for your favorite or leave some comments below!


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  1. Lee-
    November 17, 2012 at 2:11 am

    AWESOME! These are really well taken pictures. It’s hard to believe they aren’t captured with a SLR camera.

  2. Melissa-
    November 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

    My favorite shot is the one with the pear cut diamond. Great job!

  3. Ana-
    December 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Thumbs up. Really beautiful pics…

  4. Jarrod-
    December 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    May I know the distance between the camera len and the diamonds?

  5. Paul-
    December 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the compliments so far.

    The distance is roughly 7-8 cm. I try to get as much distance as I can from the lens away from the diamond without sacrificing image quality. The reason is that the camera casts a “head and body” shadow in the diamonds when it gets too close. This will create dark and black reflections within the diamond which I think isn’t aesthetically pleasing.

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