Calla Gold

How to Choose Your Jeweler, You Have a Choice

How to Choose Your Jeweler: You Have a Choice! At some point in your life jewelry becomes a cherished part of it. For me it was the horse pin my grandmother gave me when I was ten. I really wanted a real horse, but that pin let me know that she understood me and supported…

Your Jewelry Personality part 3

Modern Vintage Feminine Romantic Tiny Scale Filigree open work Design in tiny diamonds Unique prong design Decorative galleries Bold (better word: brave, daring, courageous) (maybe combine with modern             athletic styles) Floating side diamonds in spaces on split shank Thin shanks Geometric shapes with tiny diamonds Hand Engraving Bezel settings Wider band Channel styles More…

Damaged diamond head

Top Three Reasons Your Jewelry Broke – The Jewelry Hall of Shame

  My jeweler friend Casey Gallant, of Stephen Gallant Jewelers wrote this up and is letting me share. This is as good an excuse as any to share pictures of messed up jewelry. Which jewelers love to do. I’m calling this post the jewelry hall of shame because I’m proud of all these great broken…

Dog in pearls

Dogs in Jewelry – Jewelers Decorate Their Dogs

  Could Anything be Cuter than Dogs Wearing 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.  The picture above is Stuart Greenway’s shop dog Dixie the Jewel Queen. Dixie is a…

wedding ring quizzes

Wedding Ring Quizzes: Your Dream Wedding Ring

In my book “Design Your Dream Wedding Rings, From Engagement to Eternity” I go over many aspects of custom ring design, but how do you keep all the information handy in one place? How do you note down your metal preferences? Your finger size? Whether or not you want a vintage feel? I thought long…

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