Dear Calla – Just Get a New Wedding Band?

Broken Mans wedding bandDear Calla, I’m been wearing my guy wedding band for about twenty years. It’s cracking on the edge in two places and has like a hole in it. Like it’s hollow or something. I do guy things with it. I fix stuff around the house and I work on my car. It ticks me off that I can’t fix this. But Duct tape and Gorilla Glue are off the docket on pain of death from my wife. A local jeweler told me to just buy another one. But dang it, there’s gold in it and other than the messed up parts it’s just fine. Plus I like it. We’ve done some fun and some stupid things together. And I’ve been told I’m cheap. So sue me. Actually please don’t, I’m a policeman and we don’t get paid that much. Can this be fixed? ~ Sentimental Sounds Better than Cheap

















Dear Sentimental, Yeah, the Duct tape and Gorilla Glue are out. You’re not the first to consider this. By the way thanks for serving and protecting. I respect that. I’m guessing your ring can be fixed. I recently worked on a hollow man’s wedding band which had taken the same kind of damage. Convenient of you to have a similar type of ring situation. I’ll have to ask him if he does home improvement and car repair wearing his ring. Would it do me any good to suggest you take it off first? Bet your wife suggested that. So I’m thinking my advice will fall on deaf ears. But that’s cool. I respect just wearing your ring all the time. Many people do. Your Personal Jeweler,
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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.

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7 years ago

I began studying Japanese tea ceremony and have been obligated to take off my ring at every tea class and special event. (Two reasons: it’s inappropriate to draw attention to oneself by wearing jewellery, plus a ring can easily scratch or crack delicate lacquer or pottery.) It was soooo hard to take my ring off that first time, as I’d always meant to keep it on my finger forever. (Also it was literally hard, because I have a honking big first knuckle and I can only coax it off with lots of soap and muscle power!) So here’s my question… Read more »