Dec 31
Ammonite Gem in Yellow Gold

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 →

Dec 24

White Gold vs Platinum – The Big Article

14kt white gold swirly wedding band with multiple small antique diamonds.

White Gold Was Chosen for This Wedding Band Design for a Very Active Woman

This is my big monster of an article on White Gold vs Platinum. I’ll also do smaller bite size blog posts on the sub-topics taken up within this post.

This post will cover whatever it is you want to know about gold or platinum.  I’ve covered why platinum is more expensive, which metal holds its shine longer, and why one is better for someone with a more active lifestyle.
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Dec 10

Pinched Fingers Are no Fun

cracked shank on engagement ring

This Ring is Not Critically Thin at the Base

Sarah called me two weeks ago.

“My finger hurts so bad. It got pinched when my ring cracked. Why would it crack? It’s not even that worn down.” She asked.

“Thinness of a ring shank, that bottom part that goes around and under your finger, isn’t the only cause of cracking.” I answered.

“Really?” Sarah asked. Continue reading →

Dec 3

A Thin Engagement Ring with Three Perfect Gems at the Center Set’s off Laura’s Youthful Hand.

Engagement Rings: What’s the Best Choice For You?

When you are choosing engagement rings design for your hand, think about what makes you look good, not just what is in fashion.

As a thirty year jewelry designer, I’ve designed for all ages and thinness’s and thicknesses of hands. It’s always fun to help a bride-to-be get that ring that shows her beauty.

Not every bride is 20, and this post speaks of what to look for in engagement rings, and what design helps to make your hand look its best, regardless of your age. Continue reading →

Nov 26

A Gift of Loving Jewelry, Neglected

Your beloved Grandma Lowena passed on. You are past tears and you are moving on with your life.

Your lawyer Mr. Pender has given each of the family members pieces of her jewelry. You received her soldered together wedding set and clip-on pearl earrings.

Hmmm, now what? You can’t wear those clip-ons as they are.

And her ring overwhelms your hand.

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