23 responses

  1. Kymberly
    September 19, 2011

    I never even knew those options existed. You brilliant rascal, you! I am one of the big knuckled people of the world.

    • Calla Gold
      September 19, 2011

      Kymberly, thanks for reading and sharing. Big knuckles and how they effect the fit of your rings is an issue for a lot of women. I’m hoping the word gets out that there are a number of potential handlings for this. Calla

  2. Alison
    June 23, 2012

    How cool! Calla Gold, I know women who have enlarged knuckles, it’s like a death sentence for their rings which they quit wearing, including their wedding rings.
    Your can-do Calla Gold attitude that you should wear your jewelry because it is yours and just try these solutions to spinning rings is really cool!
    Such a neat quick fix. It’s not even super difficult. And it sure beats not wearing your rings!

    • Calla Gold
      June 23, 2012

      You are just so right Alison! Thanks for telling me about your friends, hopefully they see this blog post.
      The butterfly spring is like a miracle to some clients. By keeping the “up” part of their ring “up,” it also saves their gems from getting too banged around.
      Calla

  3. Ashley Torres
    November 23, 2012

    Who will install the butterfly spring. I got my rings at Kay jewlers and they just have balls to install and dont even know what they charge for it..

    • Calla Gold
      November 23, 2012

      Ashley,
      If you live near Santa Barbara, call me to install your butterfly spring. If you live out of the area, choose a jewelry store that does their own repairs and does custom work. Measuring you for the proper size for your butterfly spring is almost more an art than a science. If you find a jeweler you really like, they can contact me and I’ll give them some technical advice to help them do it correctly for you.
      Calla Gold

  4. Harmony
    December 28, 2012

    Hello Calla Gold, Can butterfly springs be made out of platinum, too? I would like to get one for a platinum engagement ring. Also, how long does it take to have one put on a ring-having the butterfly spring sized, created, and set?

    Thank you!

    • Calla Gold
      December 29, 2012

      Harmony, I’ll respond in a private email. I need to ask you questions about size, width and other details about your ring to do a proper bid.
      Calla Gold

  5. Kelsey
    February 5, 2013

    Calla what about men’s rings? Can they have the butterfly spring put in? My fiance is going to have a heck of a time finding a ring that will fit because of his knuckle to finger ratio.

    • Calla Gold
      February 6, 2013

      Welcome Kelsey,
      Men’s rings can indeed have a butterfly spring put in. I’ve only installed two butterfly springs on men’s rings because so many men wear plain bands and it matters not if they spin.
      But with a ring with a defined top or crown area, if your man has a large knuckle to finger ratio a butterfly spring may be the only viable way to help keep the crown area pointed to the sky!
      Thank you for asking and giving me a chance to answer your excellent question.
      Your Personal Jeweler,
      Calla

  6. jackie
    March 5, 2013

    Hello Calla Gold,
    For one with small hands, i seem to have a knuckle issue with rings. Nice to know about the butterfly spring, I like the name too!
    Jackie

    • Calla Gold
      March 6, 2013

      Hi Jackie,
      The butterfly spring might help your rings stay upright on your small hands.
      I’ll tell you one person who could use a butterfly spring, Mariah Carey on American Idol. She has a butterfly ring that flops ridiculously. She’s one butterfly spring away from a properly flying butterfly ring!
      Calla Gold

  7. Kathy
    March 23, 2013

    Can the Butterfly spring be sodered on a Titanum mans band? My boyfriend has a plastic knuckle and his ring has to be big enough to go over the knuckle but that it is too loose for his finger and slides up and down.

  8. Kathy
    March 24, 2013

    The plastic knuckle is a replacement for the bone that was crushed. It was done 40 years ago so technology is much better now I am sure.

    • Calla Gold
      March 24, 2013

      Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for letting me know. I’m glad they were able to come up with a solution to a crushed bone 40 years ago.
      Calla

  9. Julie
    January 15, 2014

    Hi Calla, do you know of any jeweler in the St Louis area who can install a butterfly spring?

    • Calla Gold
      January 15, 2014

      Hi Julie,
      I’ll look in my contacts and see who I know that does butterfly springs. Give me a bit of time and I’ll email you. Thanks for asking.
      Your Butterfly Spring Jeweler,
      Calla

    • Calla Gold
      January 22, 2014

      Dear Julie,
      Call John David Jewelers 314-997-4560
      They do butterfly springs and come highly recommended by a trusted jeweler.
      I think you’ll be quite pleased with it.
      Your Personal Jeweler,
      Calla

  10. Nan Lewis
    January 16, 2014

    Hi Calla,
    I never heard of Butterfly Springs either – what a great solution! I need to learn how to do it – would you mind telling me how you make and install them?
    BTW, I shared this on Facebook. For some reason your name didn’t”pop up”so I couldn’t tag you.
    – – Nan

    • Calla Gold
      January 16, 2014

      Hi Nan,
      Thank you for sharing my blog post. It didn’t tag me because though we like each other’s Facebook business pages since we aren’t “friends” on FB tagging is disabled. At least I think that’s why.
      The installing is a number of steps as each butterfly is custom made in width and length. But each ring needs to be evaluated as not all rings are candidates.
      But more complex is the measuring of the person’s finger to determine if this solution is the right one. And then how to size the ring before installing the butterfly spring so that it fits. It’s too complex to answer here. Suffice it to say that seeing women not wearing their wedding rings because of their larger knuckles was a heart-breaker for me and I made it a specialty to find out what I could do about it.
      Thank you for sharing it on Facebook. Every little share helps!
      Your Jeweler Friend,
      Calla Gold

  11. Jo Quandt
    March 28, 2014

    Wow, finally a possible solution for my ring. Is there a jeweler in the Washington,DC area that you can recommend that does butterfly springs?

    Thanks, Jo

    • Calla Gold
      March 28, 2014

      Hello Jo,
      I’m so pleased that my post on butterfly springs may provide an answer to your problem.
      Since I wrote that article I have received quite a number of inquiries asking for referrals in people’s general area for jewelers. I do not know of the jewelers in your area. I would recommend reaching out to a jeweler that does a lot of custom jewelry design work. The type of jewelry store that is more family owned that stresses one of a kind work.
      Print out the post and go in and ask if they do this kind of work.
      Ask them how they’d figure out the right size for you. If they can answer that pretty well and have done custom work that’ll probably work fine.
      They could call me too if they want to know how I do it.
      Your Personal Jeweler,
      Calla

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