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.

Jan 14

I am thrilled to share some news with you. Over the last year and a half I have been working on a new book titled Design Your Dream Wedding Rings: From Engagement to Eternity. If truth be told, the idea came to me ten years ago, so it’s been a long gestation period!

 

Design Your Dream Wedding Rings book cover

Continue reading →

Jan 7
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An examples of some sketches Calla did for a client.

Custom Jewelry Design: You Deserve Your Dream Ring

In this article I’ll share with you the most read blog posts I’ve written to help people design their dream ring.

Don’t let this admittedly long round-up of custom jewelry design blog posts freak you out. When I called this post ‘homework’ I didn’t mean you had to do it all.

I’ve been asked at various steps of the jewelry design process to point my client to blog posts to explain certain aspects of their custom design. Everyone is different in their desire for knowledge.

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From Drawing to Finished Ring

This ‘homework’ blog is more of a collection in one place, following a step by step path, toward successfully designing and receiving your dream ring.

I’ve broken it down into categories so you can focus on what you want to focus on.  For your first step I recommend reading “The Sixteen Steps to Your Custom Jewelry Design.” By reading the sixteen steps first, you’ll get a sense of what you might like help with. Continue reading →

Dec 31
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Pierced Through Design Used to Create a Cobwebby Design to Frame Cynthia’s Ammonite Gems.

Adding Spice to Your Jewelry Design is Fun

Cynthia had these awesome Amonites to be set. But she wanted sass, spice and something different. She asked me, “what can we do to set my ammonites uniquely? What Calla Gold Jewelry designing secret do you have up your sleeve?”.  As a matter of fact I did have this technique I was itching to use. Pierced through design! Continue reading →

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