Jun 21

choking from a pearl necklaceDear Calla,

I have a long strand of 4mm pearls that I like to double. I’ve tried the oval shorteners and others. Because the openings are so large the pearls just slide through and the shortest strand ends up choking me. I turn my head three or four times and ack…my pearls are attacking me. It’s not just me is it, when I turn my head, it tightens one part of the strand letting the other one get longer until it chokes me.

I read your blog post about necklace shorteners and adapters and I wonder if you know of a small enough one to solve my problem?

– Choking in Canada Continue reading →

Jun 19

It’s All in the Family

Diamond and Sapphire Wedding Ring

Sapphires Make This Wedding Ring Sing

Many people don’t know that rubies and sapphires belong to the same gem family, which is called corundum.

Fun Fact; the source of the name sapphire is the Greek “Saphiros” which means blue. When they figured out that ruby was a corundum they gave it its own name from the latin Rubeus which means red. Continue reading →

Jun 16

Rose Quartz Rose Gold Ring with Elon Musk Quote: Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of what you're doing is as valuable as gold.

“Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of what you’re doing is as valuable as gold.” ~ Elon Musk

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Jun 14
Threaded screw backs

Click to enlarge and see threaded screw post.

Dear Calla,

One of my screw backs has disappeared. I went to a jewelry store and they had two different types of screw backs and neither one fit. Now I have noticed that my other screw back spins super easily. I thought they were like the safest choice.

Now I’m adding this loss to my aggravation at them in general. They take forever to spin on and off, the screw post gets all disgusting with shampoo stuck in the threads and now I can’t even wear them because I don’t know who has the screw backing for the size screw post I have.

– Gag me with my Screw Backs Already Continue reading →

Jun 9

There are silver ships, there are gold ships, but there are no ships like friendships. W Mitchell. Calla Gold Gems of Wisdom Opal Sapphire Earrings

“There are silver ships, there are gold ships, but there are no ships like friendships.” ~ W Mitchell

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