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Wax Sculpting a Dream Pendant for Virginia

By Calla Gold / May 16, 2016 /

Virginia’s Ambitious Design Idea Have you ever loved a thing of beauty so much that you wanted more of it? Virginia — an art collector, master gardener, and lover of beauty — adored her antique hand mirror and dreamt of having a pendant that resembled it. She worried, though, that the large…

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Wax Model – Jewelry Definition

By Calla Gold / January 6, 2016 /

Before a ring is cast in precious metal, a wax model of it is carved. Wax models are carved by hand or by a computer-assisted 3D model making machine.      

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Wax Carving Explained in Jewelry Design-The Three Types of Wax Model Making for Jewelry

By Calla Gold / April 9, 2012 /

  “Not the Ring I Expected.” That was the gist of the inquiry from a new client about a custom ring he’d had made by a local jeweler. “Are you Calla Gold, the Jewelry Designer?” His voice came strongly through the phone. “Yes!” Old Jewelry Design Gone Wrong Lute was…

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Yellow gold detailed Orchid ring with diamonds

Wildly Custom Ring – An Orchid Ring for Robin Story

By Calla Gold / November 8, 2019 /

I usually design seamless rings, without lots of pokie-uppie elements (technical jeweler’s term) that catch on things-like sweaters, babies, and car doors. Wayne and Robin’s Story – Finding That One Element I got a call from a local man who’d found me on the Internet several months ago. Wayne wanted…

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Can I Get My Ring Prongs Lengthened?

By Calla Gold / October 4, 2019 /

Kayleigh wanted to set her diamond higher on her engagement ring. To have her ring prongs lengthened. It didn’t go well. She kindly shared her pictures and her experience. In this post I want to dive deeper into why lengthening her ring prongs didn’t work and why. Sometimes when you…

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Ear lobe droop

Ear Lobe Droop; Are Your Earrings Pointing toward the Pavement?

By Calla Gold / August 17, 2019 /

  Solving jewelry problems and helping my clients get back into their earrings is a favorite activity of mine. Do some of your earrings end up pointing toward the pavement? Ear lobe droop is a real thing. In this post I’ll share various solutions with their pros and cons.

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