Calla Gold Jewelry – Your Personal Santa Barbara Jeweler

what-is-a-personal-jewelerCalla Gold is your Personal Jeweler – visiting you by appointment, or via the internet for distance clients, who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.

Custom Jewelry Design

custom-jewelry-designUnique 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

jewelry-repairSolving problems for neglected or broken jewelry

“Calla has repaired, made and enhanced many of my rings extremely well. I love her!”

– Dee W.

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Engagement Ring Design

trinity-engagement-ringCustom 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

wedding-ring-designCustom wedding ring design for a lifetime of love and beauty.

“I wanted a ring that had a visual relationship with my wife’s. Calla took an element from the hand engraving on her engagement ring, expanded it and used it on my band. Oh yeah, I wanted some black too.”

– J Villegas

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Antique Jewelry Restoration

antique-jewelry-restorationEstate jewelry and inherited jewelry revitalized or reimagined for a new generation.

Fine Jewelry For Sale

fine-jewelry-for-sale-2Wide selection of stylish, classic and unique fine gold and silver jewelry. Call (805) 963-4157 to setup an appointment.

Jewelry Organizing Services

jewelry-organizingJewelry organizing services. From containers to inventorying to organizing, making the most of your jewelry collection is a part of our mission.

“I had duplicate items, things I wasn’t wearing and holes in my collection. Calla did an inventory, organized my jewelry so I could see what I had and wrote up suggestions that we are working our way through.”

– Deb C.

Sep 22

Never laugh at live dragons, J. R. R. Tolkien and Dragon Earrings in 18kt gold

“Never laugh at live dragons.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien is no stranger to the millions of Middle Earth fans around the world, or to Gems of Wisdom! Just in case you aren’t familiar with this man, you should know that he wrote “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” between the 1930’s and 1960’s. These two book series went on to become big screen hits in the last decade!

This isn’t to say that there weren’t any fantasy books being published before Tolkien, but the success of his work actually led to a resurgence of the genre! This has led to Tolkien to be called the “father” of modern/high fantasy literature. His timeless body of work has also led him to be ranked the 6th, out of 50, greatest British writers since 1945. Way to go J. R. R. Tolkien!

Sep 20
tungsten ring with laser engraving worn off after 1 year

Engraving Worn Off

Dear Calla,

I’ve been married for a year and I’m just now finding your blog about not buying Titanium and Tungsten for wedding bands.

Well it turns out I didn’t even have to wait for my finger to change sizes to find my wedding band unsatisfactory.

new tungsten ring with laser engarving

Tungsten and Pretty Celtic Laser Engraving When New

I chose it because I liked the Celtic knot design because I’m part Irish. It was inexpensive.

My wife thinks it looks awful. I was going to order another one, but she says it’ll do the same thing. Will it?
Can I get a gold ring with a Celtic design put on it? And what kind of engraving did they use, because I don’t want that kind.

These Irish Eyes aren’t Lyin’ Continue reading →

Sep 18

Will a Halo Ring Design Honor Your Center Diamond or Colored Gemstone?

Cushion Cut Diamond in a Halo Setting

The Halo Around this Cushion Cut Center Diamond adds Size and Highlights the Beautiful Shape.

Before we talk about halos can I share Beyonce’s Halo?

The idea of a halo of diamonds around your main diamond has been around

Halo engagement ring with diamonds everywhere! And Milgrain Engraving

Why Stop at a Top Halo. Go For Side Sexy Diamonds too

for a long time and is expressed in many different ways.

A halo can make your diamond look larger and adds sparkle.

Smaller side diamonds often sparkle more than their larger cousins, so that extra sizzle can be the making of your ring. Let’s dive into halo ring ideas! Continue reading →

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