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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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Clever Ways to Organize Your Jewelry Box – Pam’s Story

How Small, Clear Organizing Boxes Help You Find Your Jewelry I’ve always loved helping my clients organize their jewelry: We find what’s broken, identify the holes in their collection, and see which pieces they aren’t wearing. Peek over my shoulder as I share Pam’s story. Hopefully this will help you identify problems and let you…

The Case of the Missing Diamond — Carrie's Story of a Ring Replication

Ten Years Without Her Wedding Ring Can you imagine going 10 years of your marriage without wearing your wedding ring? Carrie thought that she was ready to give hers up for good after a near disaster at her son’s school.

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