What can a Personal Jeweler do for you?

Custom Jewelry Design

Unique custom jewelry designed by
Santa Barbara Personal Jeweler Calla Gold

"Calla Gold is the best! She has been designing jewelry for me for over a decade. Not only is she talented and trustworthy, she is a joyful person to be around!"

- Charla, happy customer

Jewelry Repair

Solving problems for neglected or broken jewelry

“Calla has repaired, made and enhanced many of my rings extremely well. My Wedding Ring now has a special catch that makes it bigger to go over my knuckle. I love it!”

- Dee W.

Engagement Ring Design

Custom engagement rings that express your love

"Calla Gold is my personal jeweler and a friend for life. She really understands her clients...I love my ring more and more every day!"

- Lorrie Thomas

Wedding Ring Design

Custom wedding ring design for a lifetime of love and beauty

Antique Jewelry Restoration

Estate jewelry and inherited jewelry revitalized or reimagined for a new generation

Fine Jewelry For Sale

Wide selection of stylish, classic and unique fine gold and silver jewelry. Call (805) 963-4157 to setup an appointment.

Jewelry Organizing Services

Fall in love again with your existing jewelry collection by organizing it

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Oct.

How Much to Size my Ring – With Scratched and Dull Gems?

By Calla Gold

Scratched and dull amethyst gemstone

This Amethyst is Dull Because of Facet Junction Abrasions

Sometimes Sizing Your Ring Leads to a Bit More Work!

I usually see my client’s rings when they need to be sized. I thank the lucky stars that their rings needed to be sized as I have a chance to spot diamonds that are about to fall out, prongs about to let go, little cracks threatening to become bigger cracks and gems that have gone dull.

In this post I shed light on what to expect when budgeting for ring sizing and repair costs with scratched and dull gems. Keep in mind that different jewelers charge differently and have different labor and location costs. I am an individual jeweler in Santa Barbara and my example repairs will be different from your own. Continue reading →

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Oct.

Floating Channel – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

floating-channelIn a floating channel design, the gem appears to float above the diamonds.

This design is more fragile and is best for a ring worn for special occasions rather than every day.

 

 

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Oct.

Three Jewelers Who Make me Love Being a Jeweler

By Calla Gold

One of the reasons I wrote this post was so I could use the picture with Lucille Ball. I love her!

One of the reasons I wrote this post was so I could use the picture with Lucille Ball. I love her!

I Get Asked “Where Did it Start? You Being a Jeweler.”

I’ve been asked many times how I became a jeweler. People expect the, “My family had a store” or, “I studied fine art and started making bead necklaces” story.

My early years in the work world included waitressing, selling Fuller Brush door to door and starting my house cleaning business, Cinderella Services, and then selling it.

Then I decided to become a jeweler and apprenticed with Bobbi in LA who became a friend. But enough about me. I’d like to write about three jewelers with cool stories, who I admire.

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