Miracles, God, and Lost Jewelry

I love a good story with a happy ending

Two-Tone Wedding Ring with Halo of Diamonds in a story of lost jewelry

Since most people do, this Santa Barbara Jeweler thought she’d share one with you.

Bertsie’s Lost Jewelry Story

At 10am Bertsie felt sick to her stomach—and it wasn’t due to any kind of a bacteria or virus infection. The two-carat wedding ring that had lived on her finger ever since getting married decades ago was missing!

Frantically, she searched the house. She looked everywhere it could have been. No nook or cranny escaped her eye. She searched the car. She scoured the driveway. She even reached into the garbage disposal! Alas, the ring was nowhere to be found.

Bertsie Prays

Being the religious woman that she was, Bertsie prayed to God to help her find her ring. And then went grocery shopping. She figured God might help her with the ring, but thought she was most likely on her own concerning fixing dinner that night for her, her husband and the kids.

Life Goes On

The gardeners were blocking the driveway when she got back from the grocery store and Bertsie had to park on the street. Already sick over losing her ring, she wasn’t looking forward to having to dash through the tornado of noise, dust, and, leaves they were kicking up with their leaf blowers while carrying two heavy bags of groceries.

Bertsie got out of her car and went around to the passenger side to get the provisions for that evening. She looked down in the gutter between the car and the curb, annoyed at all the leaves. Weren’t the gardeners responsible for removing these, too? They weren’t simply blowing the leaves from the yard into the street, were they?

Is That a Twinkle in My Eye?

Suddenly, something caught Bertsie’s eye. Something seemed to sparkle nestled amongst the leaves. Broken glass could cut her tires. Right? Bertsie had already had her share of flat tires this lifetime. She bent down to investigate. She brushed a couple of leaves to the side and then…Oh my God! There was her ring! It was a miracle! Bertsie thanked God—repeatedly.

Real People, Real Miracles

I loved hearing Bertsie tell this story while I visited her and her granddaughter. I also enjoyed their take on praying to God, and what is and isn’t OK to pray about. We had a lively discussion! I love my job!

Praying that no one else ever has lost jewelry,
Calla Gold

About Calla Gold

Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.


  1. Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) on March 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Calla – beautiful story! What a happy ending!


  2. Calla Gold on March 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Loretta, I’m glad you like happy endings too. I think they are worth writing about!

  3. Rhonda J. on March 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I am sooo glad Bertsie found her ring! Ironically, the grocery store is where I lost my (never found) ring!

    • Calla Gold on March 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Rhonda, I’m sorry you lost your ring.
      I have a store story for you. My client went to Robinson’s May Co. She noticed her diamond missing and got down on her hands and knees and crawled back the way she had come and found her diamond under the perfume counter area. Just so she wouldn’t feel stupid with her butt up in the air, by the time she found it she had a tail of five people on their hands and knees including a security guard, her aged mother and various helpful staff. The hardest thing was getting her mom back up off the floor. Yay to security guards everywhere!

  4. Dr. Lynn K. Jones on March 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Great stories, Calla. I also found a diamond that I had lost from a ring two weeks before. I saw something sparkle from a dust bunny under my bedroom chair. Those really are miracles!

    • Calla Gold on March 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Dr. Lynn, thank you for adding a miracle of your own to this happy tale!

  5. jisha on September 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I have lost my gold bracelet at vox cinema near grand hyatt on September 12th-16,Dubai.I m very sad .Pls help if anybody finds it.This is highly sentimental
    Pls call if you find it on 0529251965

    • Calla Gold on September 19, 2016 at 5:54 am

      Hello Jisha,
      Nothing would make me happier than if your bracelet was found and returned.
      Your Personal Jeweler,

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