Dear Calla – Making a Vintage Necklace

Dear Calla Gold

Dear Calla,

I was given an amethyst pendant by my Aunt Maria when I was ten. I wore it for special occasions and it got lost somehow. I bought another one years later and then found the first one. They sort of go together but are different sizes. How can I make some cool vintage looking necklace using them?

Too Much of a Good Thing

Vintage looking pendant with orange stones

Dear Too Much,

I thought I’d share the Mexican Fire Opal Pendant I made for a client. It can be hard to incorporate different sized items together, but we used vintage and rose cut diamonds from another ring to frame these two opals as a pendant and it came out great. And vintage-y looking too.

Depending on the size of your amethysts, if you highlight each one and maybe frame each with diamonds that could look cool. Adding a third element would create nice balance if you’d like to keep it un-adorned and more simply set.

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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