8 responses

  1. Cindy
    February 14, 2014

    Great article.

    I’ve always felt weird wearing fakies. I remember once, I had a synthetic diamond (that was a gift from a boyfriend) but every time I wore it, I felt like a fraud (I think it was 3 carats!)

    I love the idea of turning a costume piece into the real thing; I never thought of that until now.

    Thanks for the ‘food for thought’…

    • Calla Gold
      February 14, 2014

      Hi Cindy,
      I know what you mean. I never felt comfortable wearing a big CZ. I’d rather wear a small diamond!
      Thanks for liking the idea of turning a costume piece into the real thing. It’s always fun to put out food for thought!
      Calla Gold

  2. Lisa S.
    February 14, 2014

    So true about the notion of not being able to repair costume jewelry. I can’t tell you how many times I have enjoyed a necklace, ring or earrings for a time, only to have them break. Unfortunately, costume jewelry these days is made poorly and doesn’t last very long at all. I had a costume ring that adored and I wore until it broke. I kept the pieces for so long and finally discarded them about a year ago. IF I HAD ONLY THOUGHT ABOUT HAVING IT MADE INTO A “REAL” RING, I could have taken it to Calla Gold Jewelry and I’d be wearing it RIGHT NOW!!

    • Calla Gold
      February 15, 2014

      Hi Lisa,
      I’m so pleased you read this. I bet there will be a next time and I’ll be hear for you. I love how every single time I’ve turned a costume piece of jewelry into ‘real’ it has been a beloved favorite.
      Calla Gold

  3. Amy Marie Orozco
    February 15, 2014

    I never thought about not being able to repair costume jewelry. Usually, I use broken pieces in a craft or art project.

    • Calla Gold
      February 15, 2014

      Hi Amy Marie,
      I like your idea of using broken costume pieces in crafts. Some of my clients ask me what they can do with old unwanted costume jewelry that is not collectible. I often recommend giving it to a thrift store so crafters and assemblage artists can find it.
      I’m glad you brought that viewpoint to the conversation. Thanks!
      Calla Gold

  4. Lisa Darsonval
    March 2, 2014

    There’s nothing more frustrating that not being able to fix your favorite costume jewelry piece. But it’s good to know that if I like the design enough, I can count on you to help me find a solution to keep it. I never would have thought to turn it into a real, high quality piece of jewelry.

    • Calla Gold
      March 3, 2014

      Hi Lisa,
      I’m so pleased that turning costume jewelry into real is now on your jewelry loving radar. Just knowing it is a possibility might make a difference one day to you or to someone you know.
      Your Personal Jeweler,
      Calla

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