Archive for the ‘Antique Jewelry’ Category



The Case of the Missing Diamond — Carrie’s Story of a Ring Replication

By Calla Gold

Ten Years Without Her Wedding Ring Can you imagine going 10 years of your marriage without wearing your wedding ring? Carrie thought that she was ready to give hers up for good after a near disaster at her son’s school.



Re-Engraving a Boring Old Tiny Band Ring, Or How Re-Engraving Saved This Ring

By Calla Gold

Sometimes Rings Fall Through the Cracks in Life My client Carol inherited a tired looking tiny band ring. It had wonderful memories because it was from her Grandmother. It had never really seen the light of day since she’d  received … Continue reading



What to Do With Faded Gemstones, Cracked and Damaged Gemstones

By Calla Gold

Is This You? Have you got a lackluster or faded gemstone? Chipped or cracked gemstone? Sad looking gemstone? That’s not right. And you’re probable avoiding wearing it because it doesn’t look like it should! As a busy gem fixing jeweler … Continue reading



Ring Sizing Explained – What do You Pay More For and Why?

By Calla Gold

Do You Wear Rings? Silly question, what woman reading this doesn’t—chances are you’ve had a little ring sizing experience. Unlike shoes and tires, rings in jewelry stores typically don’t come in assorted sizes—at least not rings in Santa Barbara. If the … Continue reading



Milgrain Engraving Explained – Could This be Your Killer Design Detail?

By Calla Gold

Milgrain Engraving the Detail You Don’t Want to Forget Sometimes you barely see it, yet if you have your custom wedding ring made and it’s not there you feel you’ve lost something. This Santa Barbara Jewelry Designer has noticed over … Continue reading



Broken Ring Prongs and Worn Goodyear Tires, They Don’t Last Forever

By Calla Gold

Worn Tires and Broken Ring Prongs When you glance at your Goodyears, your tire tread, it’s pretty easy to tell if they have become worn and need to be replaced. However those delicate  broken ring prongs which get worn daily and go … Continue reading

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