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Selection of different sizes of spring ring clasps with a ruler for size comparison

Chain Clasps From Hell

  Taco Dinner Delayed by Crappy Clasps! Does wrestling with frustrating chain clasps drive you to drink? Who hasn’t had an issue with a chain clasp from hell? I’ve had lots of them. There’s nothing more frustrating than rushing to get dressed for dinner at your favorite taco place, and then  wasting time trying to…

Why Not Re-Use Your Old Gold?

What About That Pile of Broken, Dated and Old Gold? Have you ever wondered if you could re-use your old gold and re-cast it into something new? A client asked me, her Goleta Jeweler, last week if I could make one of my more intricate rings using the gold she had from three old earrings…

Yellow gold wide ring with damage from garbage disposal

Inlay Ring Repair in Ring vs. Garbage Disposal Story

Rings fall in garbage disposals. I know it seems like a death sentence for your ring, but it may not be. In this blog I focus on Stephanie’s ring because it talks about damaged metal and inlay, a setting style. This project was a real double whammy. I’ve run into about 25 clients who’ve had…

Multi Textured Multi-colored sapphires Ring in yellow gold by Calla Gold

Changing the Texture of Your Ring – Video

  Changing the texture of your ring makes it new and different. Are you a candidate for changing the texture of your ring? You may not even know. From shiny to matte, from smooth to hammered, there are many ways to change up a piece of your jewelry by adding texture to it. I’m sharing…

Earrings with the post in the middle

Torn Ear Lobe Solutions, Monster Backs, Disc Backs and More

Do You Have an Ripped or Torn Ear Lobe? Let me share Karen’s story. It might speak to you. Karen loved jewelry. So when I ran into her after three years of not seeing her, I totally noticed that she wasn’t wearing earrings. My jeweler antenna started quivering. In what world would the vivacious Karen…

Forever Fit|||forever fit for ring|6mm Forever Fit Shank on Two Row Combo ring|

ForeverFit, Arthritis Sufferers and Unfit Wedding Rings

  Full on arthritis is nothing to sneeze at. Helen had seen her friend Sue’s Finger Mate ring hinge and lamented that she was unable to wear her wedding set. Sue loves her wedding ring with the Finger Mate hinge. “Who did your ring?” Helen asked Sue. “Calla Gold,” Sue replied. And after a shuffle…

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