I've posted new and did some editing.
So far the winning photo is the cinnabar earrings. I used natural light, a simple background and I posted multiple views. The earrings went from 3 views to 10. Granted, I would like more than 3 views, but some of that is promotion, tagging and the fact that etsy is saturated with little earrings.
However, I need to use something else for propping, other than shells. My favorite items are not getting the hits I thought they would. I am sure it is because they are blending into the background on the light shells. Any tips for a great jewelry prop?