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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



Die Struck vs Cast, A Dear Calla Question

By Calla Gold

Die struck vs cast

Have you Got a Jewelry Question? I Have an Answer!

Dear Calla,

One of my boyfriends recently gave me a “die struck” pendant. Then another boyfriend up and gives me a “cast” pendant. Die struck? Cast? What’s the difference? Which guy should I keep and which should I dump?

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Gems of Wisdom: Niccolo Machiavelli with a Black and White Diamond Bracelet

By Calla Gold


“The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

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Filigree Head – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold



Filigree is a delicate, intricate, and lace-like artistic design element used in gold, platinum and silver jewelry.

Filigree creates openness and lightness in pieces.



In the filigree basket head, also called a filigree head, the prongs are supported by more intricate wirework than that of a plain basket head.

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It was popular as well in Italian and French metalwork from 1660 to the late 19th century. It should not be confused with ajoure jewelry work, the ajoure technique consisting of drilling holes in objects made of sheet metal.

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