White gold Tanzanite pendant with enlarged diamond bail

The Unworn Pendant that Needed A Bail Out

A Beautiful Pendant That Wasn’t Being Worn Irene came to me with a newly purchased pendant that desperately needed an adjustment. The pendant itself was gorgeous – a beautiful, finely-cut tanzanite gem set elegantly into a platinum setting. Her issue was with the short, frail chain that (barely) supported her pendant and made it fit…

Inherited Jewelry, Debra’s Story featured on Dr. Oz

A Story of Loss and Inherited Jewelry Debra’s lovely story, which was featured on a previous blog post of mine, caught the attention of Dr. Oz’s magazine, The Good Life. This wonderful re-working of Debra’s mother’s wedding band into a piece of memorial jewelry for Debra to wear was a meaningful project for us both….

Sterling Silver Custom Necklace with pictures of places the couple lived

A Sterling Silver Custom Necklace, Molten and Laser Engraved, – A Beloved Project

A Peek into The Life of a Jewelry Designer One day a unique request came into my email box. Kevin wanted to create a special sterling silver custom necklace for his wife. Stacy had created a graphic image to symbolize their relationship. It was a focal point in their wedding. Kevin wanted to have a…

24" long charm necklace in 14kt yellow gold

Charm Bracelets vs Charm Necklaces

The good, the bad and the ugly of charm bracelets. Charm bracelets are so full of love and memories and cute little jewelry treasures. That’s the good news. The bad news is they catch on things, rip your nylons, wreck your sweaters, (the ugly!) scratch your key board and get in the way. What’s a…

Mabe pearl pendant

Changing a Mabe Pearl Ring to a Pendant – Annabelle’s Story

The phone rang. “Calla Gold Jewelry. This is Calla!” “You said, ‘wear it, don’t warehouse it,’ and I can’t stop thinking about it.” And so this fun project landed in my lap. Changing a Mabe Pearl Ring to a Pendant – Annabelle’s story