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



What is the Mohs scale? Gemstone Hardness vs Durability

By Calla Gold

opal ring in 60's design

At 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale Opal is Not a Great Daily Wear Gemstone Choice

The Mohs Scale and Gemstone Hardness vs Durability

Why should you care about the Mohs scale? People ask me about the hardness of gemstones all the time. They know that some gemstones are harder than others, but have no idea how to determine whether amethyst or diamond is the stronger gemstone besides stepping on it or something. This is not recommended.

The jewelry industry uses the Mohs scale measurements to help you choose a gemstone that works with your lifestyle. You deserve to know what it will and won’t tell you. Continue reading →



Gems of Wisdom: Paul Tillich and a Trinity Ring

By Calla Gold

Gems-of-Wisdom-Paul-Tillich-Trinity_Style_Diamond_Ring_Redesign, Tillich 3-15

“The first duty of love is to listen.” ~ Paul Tillich

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Jewelry Definition – Peg Head

By Calla Gold

Peg Heads at the Bottom of Heads Are Soldered the Base Ring for a Stronger Connection

Pegs at the Bottom of Heads Are Soldered the Base Ring for a Stronger Connection

A peg head has a peg on its base to allow it to be soldered more securely into a ring.

Soldering both the peg and the base of the head to the ring achieves a more secure bond.

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