I don't really do product photography but I figured since my wife was now creating custom shoes that I would at least give it a shot.
She calls these "The Cinderella" style. I decided instead of setting up a lightbox or my studio lights to take it the other way, so I got my camera on a tripod and got the torch out for some good old fashioned light painting.
I think that this worked quite well to bring out the detail and facets of all the jewels.
If anyone is interested in seeing more of her work look her up on facebook under Cinderlily Creations