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.

Designing a custom ring? Download my FREE eBook.

ebook_button

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

Get my “Gems of Wisdom” Emails: Jewelry tips, advice, news and more!

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.

Dec 11
versatile clasp

Versatile Interchangeable Clasp Top

So Many Pearls, But Only One Nice Diamond Clasp! A Story.

Sheri showed me her clasp that years ago a wonderful diamond had been taken out of to create a ring.

She loved that ring, so that diamond was gone. However she did have a single diamond from a set of earrings that wasn’t being worn. And she loved the clasp and couldn’t use it. Continue reading →

Dec 4
loose mine cut vintage diamond cushion shaped

Old Mine Cut Diamond Under Magnification

Pat’s Jewelry Loving Grandma Lolly

“I have seven pieces of inherited jewelry from my Grandma Lolly that I never wear,” Pat said to me one day. “My challenge to you is to design a brand new custom piece of jewelry using all of the old diamonds from my Grandma.”

“Yes!” I love a good challenge! “Bring it!”

The challenge was that though most of the diamonds were of older cuts three were modern cuts from replacements of lost diamonds.

Vintage Diamonds or New Diamonds, They Are All Lovable

Four diamonds with old to new cuts

Old to New Cuts of Round Diamonds

When you compare an older cut vintage diamond to a diamond with a modern cut, it is easy to see the difference.

Different doesn’t necessarily mean bad, it just means different. Continue reading →

Nov 27

This Beautiful 1ct. Diamond Looks Nicely Gigantic on Her Size 2.5 Finger

Your Finger Size vs. That Center Diamond Size

“My girlfriend said she loves the one carat size of her best friend’s engagement ring. But Trina is like a size four and Becky is an eight and a horsewoman.

Do I just get her a one carat diamond, or do we scale it up for her size?” Bertram was an engineer and he got me to thinking.

Here is a 1.20ct. Round Brilliant Diamond on a Size 8 Finger

I’ve sold one caraters again and again and they’ve always looked a bit different on each woman who wore it. This is based on the finger size, and the design chosen.

I had never looked deeper except to mention that people should contemplate the look they want on their hand not the picture in the magazine.

Then I found MySparkly.com!

Continue reading →

Read more on my Blog