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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…

Porosity spots on a ring, ring porosity problem|Porosity in Re-tip and Bad Workmanship by a Hack jeweler

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…

Organizing Pendants and earrings in clear plastic tiny boxes

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

How small, clear organizing boxes help you find your jewelry when you open your jewelry box. As opposed to, well how it looks now. 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…

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…

NPR Quotes Calla Gold on Titanium Ring Removal!

I got quoted on NPR! I’ve been a long-time listener of NPR.  So when I was contacted about being quoted in an article about the difficulty of removing titanium wedding rings I could not say “YES” fast enough! Check out the article: Titanium Rings Tough To Crack in Emergencies

Knuckle to Finger differential diagram. How to figure it out

How to Figure Out Your Knuckle to Finger Differential for Rings

Do you have rings that spin? Rings that Flop? Rings that jab you because they aren’t in the right position? Do you tend not to wear those rings much? What if it’s your wedding ring? What?!? You’re not wearing your wedding ring? This is For the Girls With the Big Knuckles

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