Dear Calla – Feeling Screwed by my Screwbacks

Click to enlarge and see threaded screw post. Dear Calla, One of my screw backs has disappeared. I went to a jewelry store and they had two different types of screw backs and neither one fit. Now I have noticed that my other screw back spins super easily. I thought they were like the safest…

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Dear Calla – Puzzled Ring in Peoria

Dear Calla, I wore this ring for years and then I took it off. Why I don’t know. Somewhere in the intervening years it got all messed up. I bent it up trying to put it back together so now it’s really messed up. Should I just get gold credit for it and give up?…

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Dear Calla – Are Gold Casting Grains Gluten Free?

    Dear Calla, Just because I’m curious I’m asking you this question. I am getting a ring made by my friend and he says he’s going to use gold casting grains. What? I’m a gluten free eater and I’m sure there isn’t actual grain in gold. Right? Can I see a picture of these…

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Dear Calla – Inherited Ring With Curved Diamonds

                    Dear Calla, I inherited my grandmother’s wedding set. We’re using the center diamond in a new ring and I just love it. It’s a more modern style. So I have her wedding band left. The diamonds are kinda too tiny to re-use and I was…

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Dear Calla – Single Re-tip Sticks Up

                                Dear Calla, I brought my engagement ring in to be fixed. It was catching on my clothes. The jeweler guy told me the prong chipped off. I’ve been wearing it every day for fifteen years. So no big surprise…

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