Wildly Custom Ring – An Orchid Ring for Robin Story

By Calla Gold

There are Things Like Physics and Rules For Jewelry Design

Once I Saw That Bid Diamond I Was Off and Running, Designing in my Mind

Once I Saw That Big Diamond, I Was Off and Running, Designing in my Mind

I usually design seamless rings, without lots of pokie-uppie elements (technical jeweler’s term) that catch on things—like sweaters, babies, and car doors.

On the other hand, some of the most beautiful, eye-popping, mind-bending designs I’ve ever seen have stuff (another technical jewelry term—don’t worry about it) sticking up all over the place. Like Wayne and Robin’s orchid ring! Continue reading →



Gems of Wisdom: Lucille Ball with a Diamond and Ruby Man’s Ring

By Calla Gold

"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." ~ Lucille Ball

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” ~ Lucille Ball

How many of you love Lucy? What does Lucy have to do with Star Trek? I’ll reveal the answer below…

I know  I  love Lucy, Lucille Ball from her iconic role as “Lucy” in the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show,Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy. Continue reading →



Dear Calla – Garbage Disposal Story

By Calla Gold

White Gold Wedding Band After Garbage Disposal Incident

A recent client of mine sent me this ring.

Dear Calla,

It was bound to happen. I took my ring off to do the dishes one too many times. Even though it’s like closing the barn door after the horse escapes, I’ve finally bought one those little ring dishes at the Piggly Wiggly to put your rings on and put it by the sink.

My ring is still chewed up good by my garbage disposal. Have you ever heard of ring going into the disposal? Have you ever fixed one? Bubba took the disposal apart and found my diamond, which is fine. How is that even possible? You should see my ring.

Looking Single Continue reading →



LGBT Wedding bands – What About the Guys?

By Calla Gold

Rushing Down the Aisle Without the Wedding Bands

milgrain, edged wedding band

Plain Man’s Wedding Band

I got a call recently from Hal & Rick about their need for wedding bands. Between upgrading their new home to be handicapped friendly and finalizing the adoption of their child they hadn’t had time to get married.

Their first thought was just to get two plain platinum wedding bands that matched and be done with it.

In celebrating my LGBT client’s commitments, I have opinions about their wedding jewelry. Don’t be ordinary I say. Continue reading →



Dear Calla – Pinched Finger and Split Ring Blues

By Calla Gold

cracked shank on engagement ring

A Previous Client’s Split Ring Shank.

Dear Calla,

I have a white gold ring which has split at the bottom. how much do you think the would cost to be fixed?

-Pinched Finger Continue reading →



Dear Calla – Finding Jewelry for my Sasquatch Hands

By Calla Gold

I've gone to the ends of the earth and given up on rings. Maybe..Dear Calla,

I’ve been wondering why I don’t wear rings. I love jewelry, at least in a theoretical way. It looks so nice on my friends and co-workers. I can’t figure out works best for my big-fingered, sasquatch hands!

Have you got any ideas or should I just forget about it? Enclosing a picture of my muy largo manos!

– Muy Largo Continue reading →

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