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Why can I not shoot as sharp as I see on live preview?

I don't think sharpness is the issue in the first shot. I think the predominant issue is it's comparatively dark, under-exposed, and has less specular highlight and colour-push as you see in your live ...
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What kind of lens is required for macro jewelry photography to get everything in focus?

My understanding is you want entire object on focus. So you can do few things: Close the aperture. But do not go behind f9,f10 otherwise diffraction will make your image softer Use technique named ...
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How many lumens are required to achieve a pure white background in a 40cmx40cm softbox?

The short answer: It doesn't matter how many lumens your light illuminating the back of your softbox is. The background just has to be lit brighter than your subject. You need more light on the ...
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Why can I not shoot as sharp as I see on live preview?

Several things. One is that at f36 you'll run into diffraction effects that will soften the image. Best to stick to aperture values of f5.6, f8, or f11 for sharpest image. Another issue is shutter ...
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How can I restore details of jewelry in old photo?

Unfortunately, you cannot "restore" the details. The details are lost because of the low resolution of the photo. They're not hidden, and contrary to what popular shows like CSI portray, ...
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How can I keep background material in place for jewelry photos?

Starch... or strategically placed folds under the heaviest part of the jewel, as in the pic above.
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How do I photograph jewelry while being worn?

A two-part answer. First, to fix the image you posted simply use a gamma curve. You can use it either using curves or using the level menu. I am not using Ps here but the result is the same. The ...
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How do I photograph jewelry while being worn?

The diamonds need hard specular lighting to bring out their color/fire, and softer flatter lighting to bring out their brilliance (whiteness/clarity); and the lighting sources will probably need to ...
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How do I photograph jewelry while being worn?

Product photography is a meticulous matter. The more you dig into it, the more finesse you will discover. To provide some more generic solution, here are three different approaches: In camera as far ...
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How many lumens are required to achieve a pure white background in a 40cmx40cm softbox?

One of the best ways to force a background to record as a solid white is to use a translucent background like "milk glass" etc. You illuminate the background from behind and adjust the brightness of ...
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Silver Bracelet Photography with 100% pure white Background

It's probable that the example bracelet is sitting on a light table, being lit from underneath. This makes things a little simpler since you have no shadows, and the light source won't be bouncing off ...
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