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.

Aug 20

Sometimes a Straight Wedding Band Just Won’t Do

Carol called me from Kentucky. “I’ve looked at every wedding band on offer. There are all straight and even the vintage ones don’t look right with my engagement ring. I love my engagement ring and I want a wedding band to love to. What would you do?”

Once she’d sent me pictures, I saw that her center section nicely bumped out making it look wrong with a straight band. She also had beautiful engraved details on the side walls of her ring that needed to be honored in her wedding  band.

We decided on a nice contoured band with diamonds to match and hand engraving to match as well.

Carol was over the moon.

To celebrate her happy story I thought I’d share pictures of other contoured wedding bands I’ve created. Continue reading →

Aug 13
Multi Textured Multi-colored sapphires Ring in yellow gold by Calla Gold

Unique Shapes, Textures and Colorful Sapphires Are CeCe’s Dream Come True

Car Customization and Custom Designed Rings

What is ‘custom’ anyway? With a little help from my jeweler friend Gary Dawson of Gary Dawson Designs in Eugene Oregon, and founding member of the MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America) Council of Custom Jewelers, let’s talk custom design.

Gary says, “It can be confusing. When you order a custom automobile, for example, you pick a model you like and then you get some choices.  Exterior and interior color might be part of that, automatic or manual transmission…maybe; leather seats?  You will likely have some choices in trim and detail.  And that’s about it. All of your choices will be limited to what the manufacturer already has in production and only assembled to your preferences.  You cannot go to the car dealer with a sketch of the dream you had about an outrageous car design and have her make it from scratch.  You CAN do that with custom jewelry!  That’s HUGE!”

Continue reading →

Aug 6
Cushion Cut Diamond in a Halo Setting

That Diamond Just Sparkles!

White Sapphires vs Diamonds?

I could make a case for setting white sapphires in wedding and engagement rings. Then again, I could make a much stronger case for using diamonds.

Both white sapphires and diamonds are rare and valuable and each is steeped in rich history. They’re both great gems. However only of these gemstones is suitable for wedding rings. Continue reading →

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