Archive for the ' Rings ' Category

Jul 20

  Walden of Two and a Half Men Single-Handedly Raises Rhodium’s Profile A couple of my clients who are Two and a Half Men fans told me about an episode in which Ashton Kutcher’s character, Walden, proclaimed that his Rhodium wedding band was made of “the most expensive metal in the world.” This has caused […]

May 7

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 everywhere with you aren’t so easy to check. At Calla Gold Jewelry I understand that […]

Apr 2

“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 custom setting for her priced at $1400. She wondered if she’d paid too much. I […]

Mar 26

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 missing a tiny side diamond. Here is Daphne’s story and the “Seven Steps to Take […]

Jan 2

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? Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? As a guy, I think not.

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