Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category



Online Wedding Ring Costs vs. Custom Made Wedding Ring Costs

By Calla Gold

“Why Does My Custom Made Wedding Ring Cost More Than That Online Ring?” Ronnie recently emailed me, her Santa Barbara Jewelry Designer, a picture of a ring she saw on It cost $795. I had just created a similar … Continue reading



Wedding Ring Buyer Beware, Seven Things to do to Protect Yourself

By Calla Gold

Lightweight Prong Settings and Missing Diamonds – Wedding Ring Buyer Beware “Whoops! I’m Missing a Diamond. Again!” moaned Daphne. It was a sunny winter’s day in Santa Barbara, when my jewelry repair expert self took in a new wedding ring … Continue reading



Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?

By Calla Gold

Are Diamonds Really a Girl’s Best Friend? Santa Barbara Jeweler Calla Gold and her husband Jeremy Gold dish about diamonds. Decades ago, DeBeers coined the expression, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” I confess…it’s a catchy slogan. But is it true? … Continue reading



Solving Spinning Stacking Ring Problem with Speed Bumps

By Calla Gold

Sad Sack Stackers Story This Santa Barbara Jeweler loves wearing multiple rings together on the same finger. Do you? In my world it’s called stacking. In my five ring set, the ring closest to my palm kept spinning. And it … Continue reading



Engraved Rings – Five Things You Need to Know

By Calla Gold

What Exactly Is Ring Engraving? This Santa Barbara Jewelry Designer’s phone rang and a guy named Lon said, “My girlfriend Sue wants engraving on her engagement ring design. I haven’t started the design process yet. Do you know what she … Continue reading



Why Your Fiance Should Be Part of Her Engagement Ring Design Process

By Calla Gold

Why Your Wife-to-Be Should be Part of the Engagement Ring Design Process Guys have you felt a bit nuts trying to guess which engagement ring design details your fiancé will like the best? You’re right to worry about it. Not … Continue reading

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