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



French Clip Back – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

french-clip-backA French clip is a type of earring backing in which an open, wire clip fits over a post and against the earlobe.

French clip backed earrings normally prevent the ear from bending downward at an unflattering angle.

See: Earlobe droop.




Gold Plating for Jewelry, With Pictures From the Workshop

By Calla Gold

Three tanks for rinsing in the gold plating process

Rinsing Tanks for the Multi-step Process of Gold Plating Jewelry

How Gold Plating is Done Step by Step

I’ve been asked what kind of equipment is used in the gold plating of jewelry. Having gold plated jewelry for years for my clients, with a little help from my plater friends, I decided to go “back stage” and take you with me!

In this post I’ll give you a peek behind the scenes at the equipment that is used in gold electroplating. Continue reading →



Flush Set – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold

Flush Set, little diamonds

In flush settings, the top surface of the gemstone and the surrounding metal are both on the same plane. Or close to it.

In other words, the gem is “flush” with the surface of the metal.  There are no prongs or bezel settings in  the flush setting style.

The tiny white diamonds on the shank of this wedding set are each flush set. The center ruby is prongs set.

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