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.

Feb 4
Gold scrap pile. Old gold.

Who Doesn’t Have a Little Pile of Recyclable Gold?

What About That Pile of Broken, Dated and Old Gold?

Have you ever wondered if you could re-use your old gold and re-cast it into something new?

A client asked me, her Goleta Jeweler, last week if I could make one of my more intricate rings using the gold she had from three old earrings and two old rings. I had to tell her it wouldn’t be a good idea.There are two main reasons that this is a bad idea. Continue reading →

Jan 28
aquamarine ring

Aquamarine Ring in Yellow Gold

That Big Aquamarine Just Wasn’t Working as a Ring

First of all Tamar didn’t wear yellow gold and second of all when she tried wearing it, besides being gigantic, it wouldn’t stay upright.

When a top heavy ring is on your hand, even if you normally can wear rings comfortably, the top heavy ring will try to spin.

There are many reasons to turn a ring into a pendant, but a big one is if your ring is too big for you to wear comfortably.

I’ll share a number of inspiring ring to pendant conversions in this post. Continue reading →

Jan 21
Sapphire with Filigree white gold ring

A Wedding Ring Like This With Delicate Filigree on it Won’t Stand the Test of Time With Hard Daily Wear.

No One Told Her to be Careful or Choose Another Ring

After selling her retail shop in downtown Santa Barbara, Mona realized her childhood dream when she and her husband, Jake, bought a ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley.

I am a horse loving jeweler. Happily one of my horseback-riding friends in Santa Ynez was a client and gave her my number.

Wedding Jewelry, Engagement ring With Ruby and Diamonds in White Gold

This Delicate Looking Ring is Actually Designed Strong for Daily Wear

When we met for the first time, Mona had been raising and training horses there for the past six years. And her wedding jewelry wasn’t working.

She had quite wearing her ring six months ago. Two side diamonds were missing and the filigree detail on the sides was bent and broken. Continue reading →

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