Calla Gold Jewelry – Your Personal Jeweler in Santa Barbara

what-is-a-personal-jewelerCalla Gold is your Personal Jeweler – visiting you by appointment, or via the internet for distance clients, who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.

Custom Jewelry Design

Satin Finish Calla Gold Jewelry, Tanzanite and Diamond Enhancer Pendant with Satin Finish

Unique custom jewelry designed by Calla Gold. From engagement and wedding rings to unique gemstone creations, Calla will help find your taste, design details and turn your visions into reality.

“Calla Gold is the best! She has been designing jewelry for me for over a decade. Not only is she talented and trustworthy, she is a joyful person to be around!”

– Charla, happy customer

Jewelry Repair

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We expertly transform your broken or un-wearable jewelry back into pieces you can enjoy wearing.

Some of the problems we solve are finding the right clasp, soldering that little chain, restringing your pearls, sizing your rings up and down, even if there are challenging aspects like enamel, engraving or oxidized details. We’ll re-plate that dowdy pin and make it sing, if rings are spinning we are your go-to jeweler.

We won’t even give your grief about wearing your wedding ring while gardening. We’ll fix it and let you decide whether hardscapes and diamonds mix. We think if you can break it we can fix it.

“Calla has repaired, made and enhanced many of my rings extremely well. I love her!”

– Dee W.

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Engagement Ring Design

Unique shapes in engagement ring by Calla Gold Jewelry

What’s in an engagement ring? It’s a symbol of your commitment to love and cherish your partner for life. It’s going to be worn every day, so what it says should be special. The gems you choose, matter, the details like width, taper, height and decorative flavor matter.

A daily wear ring needs to be strong while looking delicate. When you choose a custom design, you choose to make it special. You choose to make it last.

Our specialty is bridal jewelry, making custom engagement rings that express your love is our joy.

“Calla Gold is my personal jeweler and a friend for life. She really understands her clients…I love my ring more and more every day!”

– Lorrie Thomas

Wedding Ring Design

A Custom wedding ring or rings to surround your engagement ring offers an opportunity to be unique in your expression of love. When you want something different in your wedding set, knowing you can get a wedding ring to accommodate a unique shaped engagement ring opens up your options.

“The custom wedding rings make my set so amazing looking. I get so many compliments on my ring. Calla suggested two colors of gold and I’m just staring at my ring all the time!”

– L

Wedding Bands

You can get creative with a wedding band easily. Incorporating engraving, symbols, carved in designs or darkened finishes.

“I wanted a ring that had a visual relationship with my wife’s. Calla took an element from the hand engraving on her engagement ring, expanded it and used it on my band. Oh yeah, I wanted some black too.”

 – J Villegas

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Antique Jewelry Restoration

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Many people have inherited and sentimental jewelry that they’d like to wear or gift to a member of the family. Some older pieces are candidates for restoration and some are so thin that we either need to replicate them newly or create strengthening elements to add to it so they can be worn.

Small actions like restoring engraving, thickening the cracked shank (bottom of your ring), re-faceting a worn gemstone or strengthening a setting can make a big difference.

Some restorations are more intensive. I’ve blogged about a number of restoration projects we’ve done successfully with before and after pictures.

Whether you have inherited jewelry in need of restoration or purchased a piece from an estate, let’s explore whether restoration could unlock its hidden beauty.

Fine Jewelry For Sale

fine-jewelry-for-sale-2Wide selection of stylish, classic and unique fine gold and silver jewelry. Call (805) 963-4157 to setup an appointment.

Dec 10

Pinched Fingers Are no Fun

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This Ring is Not Critically Thin at the Base

Sarah called me two weeks ago.

“My finger hurts so bad. It got pinched when my ring cracked. Why would it crack? It’s not even that worn down.” She asked.

“Thinness of a ring shank, that bottom part that goes around and under your finger, isn’t the only cause of cracking.” I answered.

“Really?” Sarah asked. Continue reading →

Dec 3
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A Thin Engagement Ring with Three Perfect Gems at the Center Set’s off Laura’s Youthful Hand.

Engagement Rings: What’s the Best Choice For You?

When you are choosing engagement rings design for your hand, think about what makes you look good, not just what is in fashion.

As a thirty year jewelry designer, I’ve designed for all ages and thinness’s and thicknesses of hands. It’s always fun to help a bride-to-be get that ring that shows her beauty.

Not every bride is 20, and this post speaks of what to look for in engagement rings, and what design helps to make your hand look its best, regardless of your age. Continue reading →

Nov 26

A Gift of Loving Jewelry, Neglected

Your beloved Grandma Lowena passed on. You are past tears and you are moving on with your life.

Your lawyer Mr. Pender has given each of the family members pieces of her jewelry. You received her soldered together wedding set and clip-on pearl earrings.

Hmmm, now what? You can’t wear those clip-ons as they are.

And her ring overwhelms your hand.

Continue reading →

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