Calla Gold Jewelry – Your Personal Santa Barbara Jeweler

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

custom-jewelry-designUnique custom jewelry designed by Santa Barbara Personal Jeweler Calla Gold

“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

jewelry-repairSolving problems for neglected or broken jewelry

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

– Dee W.

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Engagement Ring Design

trinity-engagement-ringCustom engagement rings that express your love.

“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

wedding-ring-designCustom wedding ring design for a lifetime of love and beauty.

“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

antique-jewelry-restorationEstate jewelry and inherited jewelry revitalized or reimagined for a new generation.

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.

Jewelry Organizing Services

jewelry-organizingJewelry organizing services. From containers to inventorying to organizing, making the most of your jewelry collection is a part of our mission.

“I had duplicate items, things I wasn’t wearing and holes in my collection. Calla did an inventory, organized my jewelry so I could see what I had and wrote up suggestions that we are working our way through.”

– Deb C.

Jun 18

PVD Coated Watch Band

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What’s the Difference Between Electroplating and PVD Coating?

Walter came to me a year ago to gold-plate a silver chain he had. After a year of daily wear, the plating was coming off in places. He came and showed me his watch. He was pretty ticked off. He said, “I’ve worn my watch everyday for seven years and there are only these worn spots on the bottom.” There was a lot of wear on the bottom, but the top still looked shiny and golden. “I had you gold plate my silver chain and I’ve worn it daily and it’s wearing off of the clasp and doesn’t look as shiny as before. Why is that?”

Why indeed? The plating process on your watch band and on your jewelry aren’t the same thing. Let’s look at the differences. Pictured is a PVD coated watch band.

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Jun 11

Could Anything be Cuter than Dogs in Jewelry?

One way busy jewelers stay sane is to include their dogs in their business. This helps with our fitness and it lifts our mood. Putting our dogs in jewelry is irresistible.

Stuart Greenway’s shop dog is Dixie the Jewel Queen. Dixie is a beautiful and sweet Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Pitt mix. Stuart and Sandra have S. Saxon Fine Jewelers in Clifton Park, New York.

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Jun 2
Giant Bolt Cutters Used to Remove Titanium Wedding Band

I’m Quoted in an NPR Article on a Man Trapped in a Titanium Wedding Band Overnight.                                                             Andrej Slalibi and Andrew N. Morritt/Emergency Medical Journal

In this post I talk about titanium vs gold wedding bands and why titanium is a bad choice.

Why be boring I say, so here is a story to illustrate why titanium is a poor wedding band choice for your finger’s safety.

Update: June 2, 2018

A rattlesnake bit a river rafter. He was stuck in his titanium ring at hospital. A jeweler saved his finger. See story at the bottom of the page.

You and Your Titanium Wedding Band in the Woods

Picture this, you’re out in the country having a beautiful day off. You’re walking with the woman you love. Miles away from the nearest small town, clean air with scudding clouds, no sound of airplanes, no electric wires, no cell reception, just good conversation and good exercise. Continue reading →

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