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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…

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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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Telephone Friendly Earrings: Top Four Styles for Your Comfort

  It made my ears hurt just watching. Jolee was cradling her phone between her shoulder and neck one day while I waited for her. I could tell she was uncomfortable. It was one of those light-bulb-going-off moments. I asked if the phone hurt her ears. She pointed out how one of her ear holes…

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Superfit – CLIQ Hinging Shanks for Large Knuckled People-Review

  As a specialist in modifying rings that spin to be more comfortably worn, I have written on various possible solutions previously. See my related blogs on speed bumps, butterfly springs and Fingermate hinging shanks. Jumping right in, it’s time that I added to the reviews of possible big knuckle fit solutions with this article…

Sawing off Rings, Did Your Knuckles Grow When You Weren’t Looking?

I gave one of my 4-year-old blogs the “Update” treatment! New pictures, new story. And a new video at the end. Sawing off Rings, My Second Favorite Job My favorite job as a Santa Barbara repairing Jeweler is witnessing peoples’ faces light up upon seeing on a treasured piece of jewelry, that has been restored…

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Re-Tipped Prongs and Porosity on Your Engagement Ring

  What is Porosity? In the simplest of terms, porosity is how holey a material is. No – not “holy” in a religious sense, but “holey,” as in “full of holes.” Materials such as pumice stone and concrete tend to be very porous, while materials like glass and hard plastic are relatively non-porous. All materials…

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