Women in Media Conference – Speaking and Learning

By Calla Gold

Speaking Makes you Think

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At The Conference, Ready To Present!

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Women in Media Conference at UCSB! As part of the panel “Taking Charge,” I got to share my experiences as a woman in the traditionally male-dominated world of media and technology.

My fellow panel members and I shared wisdom on sexual harassment, negotiating, taking initiative, and speaking up for yourself in professional settings. As someone who had to learn a lot of these difficult lessons on my own, I was thrilled to pass on what I’ve learned to the bright young women in attendance. Continue reading →



Gems of Wisdom: Snake Ring and Plato

By Calla Gold

Gems of Wisdom Snake Ring and Plato

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” ~ Plato

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Dear Calla – Inherited Grandpa’s Ring

By Calla Gold

Dear Calla GoldDear Calla,

My grandad left me his wedding band and my super irresponsible, but lovable, brother wants to know why he didn’t get it. I suspect it’s because he wrecks cars, loses keys, leaves his wallet all over the place, and is the reason they invented “find my iphone.”

Anyway, what can I do to quickly feminize this manly wide band ring so the next time he sees it he’s no longer interested? Did I mention he’s all about body building and a real guys guy? Yeah, he has not gotten in touch with his feminine side yet.

~ The Girly Sister and Grandpa’s Fav Continue reading →



Gems of Wisdom: White Gold Ring and Leo Tolstoy

By Calla Gold

Gems of Wisdom White Gold Ring and Leo Tolstoy

“All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” ~ Leo Tolstoy Continue reading →



Dear Calla – My Broken Diamond

By Calla Gold

Dear Calla 1Dear Calla,

I’ve broken my diamond! Who knew that cement and diamonds didn’t like each other? I had a bit of a fall. I’m OK. I guess the diamond saved my life by taking the brunt of the fall (LOL). I used to wear this ring daily but ever since I chipped it I just don’t like the way it looks, so I stopped wearing it.

Do I need to have it re-cut? Should I replace it? Will the setting style allow for it to be fixed or do I need a whole new ring? My round diamond is set in a bezel.

~ Dinged up Diamond Gal Continue reading →



Give a Jewelry Gift With Detail – The Tale of the Isle of Iona Cross

By Calla Gold

Putting the Personal in Custom Jewelry Design

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C Wearing Her Detailed Isle of Iona Cross

When J visualized his wife’s future birthday, he wanted to create a gift that would resonate with many facets of his and his wife’s lives together. But especially her passions. C is an Episcopal priest and deeply religious. One of the places they had visited in the past was the Isle of Iona in the Scottish Hebrides.

The Isle of Iona has a special significance to them both, a place they travelled to nearly ten years ago for retreat and re-creation. The Isle of Iona also has a deep spiritual significance as an important holy place.

In this post I’ll share the making of the Isle of Iona Cross and how we picked the themes to honor in the design. I’ll also answer questions about the making of a special piece of jewelry for someone you love. Continue reading →

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