Opal bracelet in silver with purple sapphires. All bezel set with oxidation.

Old vs New: Changing an Out-dated Opal Ring Into a Fabulous Opal Bracelet

It’s the Story of an Opal Bracelet Cheryl inherited a ring with opals that wasn’t really her cup of tea. Yet, the opals had been her mother’s and she wanted to wear them to remember her. As a redesigning jeweler I  will share the steps of this jewelry makeover project.

Hammered flat top wedding band in 14kt yellow gold

Wedding Bands Makeover – Loving Your Jewelry Back to Life

A Makeover for My Wedding Band? Many people have a gold wedding band, or a platinum one for that matter, that needs some care and love to bring it back to beautiful life. In a way, we still see our band as how it looked when we received it and don’t notice that it’s changed….

Wear it Don’t Warehouse it! Redesign Your Unworn Jewelry

  To inspire you to take a fresh new look at your unworn jewelry I made this little video: Deep Sea, Err… Jewelry Box Diving Look in the bottom of your jewelry box and look in your safety deposit box. Pull out the unworn pieces and look at them newly. Show it to your creative…

Wear it Don’t Warehouse it, Rhonda’s Coin Earrings Re-do

Rhonda and I had already met a bunch of times selecting jewelry pieces to define her new executive look. Before I tell you about the coin earrings re-do project, allow me to tell you about the amazing and fascinating Rhonda. I’m Calla Gold and among other duties as a Santa Barbara Personal Jeweler I help people select…

Wedding Rings You Don’t Love and How to Change Them

Like Dear Abby, Calla Gold Jewelry Advises Women About Jewelry Issues. You’ve asked an excellent question Alison.  Many a man will choose your engagement ring without knowing what your taste is. His priority is to propose to you and start a new life with you. This is great, except for the fact that you may…

Wear it Don’t Warehouse it: One Inherited Ring Redesign Makes a New Jewelry Wardrobe

A funny story about an inherited ring redesign. Marcia, (names changed to protect the lucky) inherited a very large, very ‘yesterday,’ super dressy cocktail ring. It sat unworn and overwhelmingly alone in a safe deposit box; an inherited ring’s idea of Hell. Happily she met me, and we had some serious fun with that cocktail…