Okay, so I thought the first render of this project was pretty crazy, but this ruby and gold version definitely tops that!
I used rubies, a gold funnel, and a colored HDRI lighting environment for this one. There are about 300 rubies, and might look like more due to reflections. I let this render for the 20 hours between my bedtime and me getting home from college the next day! Ive got to do that setup again!
Let me know what you think! I know its pretty crazy to look at, but be sure to go full view and look at all the pretty rubies!