These pearls are from an old project, but stands well on it’s own as an illustration. Perhaps I could sell digital jewelry.
Software: Softimage XSI 5.0 (could have been 4.2)
I’ve included the render tree for those curious how it was made. The secret to this render is not only in the render tree but is in the lighting. I used photography of pearls for my reference. I replicated the lighting and the format to the best of my ability. The pearls are set against a white backdrop to flood your eyes with light. A neat trick.