I have noticed more and more on etsy (the wonderful online shopping site for handmade, vintage and craft supplies) where I have my jewelry shop, threepeats, that the "background" of choice for most item photos is bright white. Items photographed this way make it to the front page and treasuries more often. I have gotten gentle suggestions from etsy teammates to try it and so I have.
Jumping Through Hoops Dangle Earrings. Tell me why if you have some more time!