Archive for the ' All About Rings ' Category

Jul 10

This is for All the Girls with Big Knuckles Jewelers are constantly trying to figure out good ways to design jewelry that fits well if you have the kind of a finger that lets Rings spin. I’ll share the top three stop-those-rings-from-spinning solutions and introduce three design hacks that help rings stay put. If you […]

Feb 6

Marla’s Broken Engagement Ring Story I’m a Personal Jeweler in Santa Barbara, and I get questions daily. Recently Marla came to me with her sad story. Her tanzanite engagement ring had cracked. At first she thought her tanzanite was just dirty. Her fiancé sent her to the jewelry counter where he’d bought it to get […]

Jan 9

Superfit Shank, Here to Woo You with its Special Abilities 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 […]

Dec 12

I gave one of my 4-year-old blogs the “Update” treatment! New pictures, new story. Let me know what you think! Sawing off Rings, My Second Favorite Job My favorite job as a Santa Barbara repairing Jeweler is witnessing peoples’ faces light up upon seeing on a treasured piece of jewelry, that has been restored to pristine […]

Oct 17

There are Things Like Physics and Rules For Jewelry Design 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 […]

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