13

Jan.

Gems of Wisdom – Orchid Ring and Victor Hugo

By Calla Gold

Gems of Wisdom, Victor Hugo: Life is the flower for which love is the honey

“Life is the flower for which life is the honey.” ~ Victor Hugo

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11

Jan.

Dear Calla – Making a Vintage Necklace

By Calla Gold

Dear Calla GoldDear Calla,

I was given an amethyst pendant by my Aunt Maria when I was ten. I wore it for special occasions and it got lost somehow. I bought another one years later and then found the first one. They sort of go together but are different sizes. How can I make some cool vintage looking necklace using them?

Thanks,
Too Much of a Good Thing

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9

Jan.

Superfit Hinging Shanks for Large Knuckled People-Review

By Calla Gold

Superfit Shank, Here to Woo You with its Special Abilities

Superfit shank on engagement ring

Superfit Hinging Shank on Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

As a specialist in modifying rings that spin to be more comfortably worn, I have written on various possible solutions previously. See my related blogs on speed bumps, butterfly springs and Fingermate hinging shanks.

Jumping right in it’s time that I added to the reviews of possible big knuckle fit solutions with this article on the Superfit Shank. Continue reading →

28

Dec.

Dear Calla – Wedding Band for a Bumped-Out Engagement Ring

By Calla Gold

 bumped out engagement ring

This  bumped out engagement ring center part made all straight wedding bands look bad

Dear Calla,

My boyfriend Wally hit it out of the park with my engagement ring. I love it. Slight problem, we’ve gone to every jewelry store in our little berg and all the bands look beyond fail as mates for my engagement ring. I’m starting to freak a bit as I’m getting married in four months and I hate all the choices.

Wally just wants me to love my wedding band, if I could ever find one. My ring is straight with a center combo of little diamonds and one big one. That center part sticking out like that makes all the straight bands look barf inducing.

~ Gag Me with a Straight Wedding Band

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26

Dec.

Sizing Rings with Inlay- Extreme Sizing with Inlaid Onyx

By Calla Gold

What Happens to Inlay Rings When They Get Sized?

Sizing Rings with Inlay

Look at How Close Together Those Baguettes Are

When I got the email asking if I could do an extreme sizing from 7.75 to 4.5 I knew whatever it was, if there were gemstones it’d be challenging. Then I heard channel set and inlay! Aggh. A double whammy of challenging.

It’s not like it can’t be done, it’s just that there are certain eggs you’ll break for that omelette if you know what I mean.

Renee had inherited  this diamond and onyx beauty which at that big of a size was not going to work for her. It needed to be sized. Continue reading →

23

Dec.

Gems of Wisdom: Franklin P. Jones and a Yellow Gold Band with Flush Set Fancy Colored Sapphires

By Calla Gold

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P. Jones

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” ~ Franklin P. Jones

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