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Sep.

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!

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19

Sep.

A Creative Bride-to-Be Designs the Engagement Ring of Her Dreams

By Calla Gold

Getting Involved in the Design Process

Bay Horse Jumping an Obstacle

Our Shared Love for Horses Helped Camille and I Connect While Working on Her Engagement Ring.

When James and Camille decided to get married, James knew that he wanted his fiancé who was a historian to be involved in the ring design process. He recognized Camille’s unique sense of style and didn’t want her wearing a ring that she didn’t absolutely love.

While researching designs and how to go about designing an engagement ring, Camille found my blog: The Sixteen Steps of Jewelry Design.

She really loved that I connected one of the crucial steps in jewelry design to one of my favorite quotes about horseback riding: “Throw your heart over the fence, and the rest will follow” (Norman Vincent Peale).

Camille, a creative bride to be, had spent many happy years riding and wanted to have me, a fellow horse lover, create her engagement ring. She was just about ready to “throw her heart over the fence” and confidently pursue an over-distance design experience.  Continue reading →

16

Sep.

Gems of Wisdom: Arthur Rubinstein

By Calla Gold

Gems of wisdom, Arthur Rubinstein quote, I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” ~ Arthur Rubinstein

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9

Sep.

Gems of Wisdom: George Sand and a White Gold Wedding Band

By Calla Gold

Gems of Wisdom George Sand: There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” ~ George Sand

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5

Sep.

Three Generations Brought Together By Jewelry – An Engagement Ring Story

By Calla Gold

Bertsie and Her Lovely Family

Three Generations, like Three Flowers, a Gift and a Pleasure to See.

Three Generations, like Three Flowers, a Gift and a Pleasure to See.

When I first met Bertsie, I didn’t realize that her family would unfold like a blossoming flower as I met the different generations. I never dreamed that it would end up an engagement ring story.

Bertsie met me through a longtime friend, who had just hired me to repair several rings. The friend was showing everyone the miraculous resurrection of her childhood baby ring, which had been bent to oblivion.

Bertsie contacted me saying, “I’ve got a pile of jewelry I can’t wear.” And so we met. After a few fixes, re-designs and polishings, her daughter Rhonda got in on the act. Over the years, I cared for their jewelry, added new items to their collections, and helped them find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I mean, what is a more perfect gift than a thoughtful piece of jewelry?

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2

Sep.

Gems of Wisdom: John Lennon and an Orchid Pendant

By Calla Gold

Gems of Wisdom John Lennon and Orchid Pendant

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” ~ John Lennon

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