birthstone-ring-with-a-personalized-name Sapphires Shine in September

As any September baby will know, this month’s birthstone is the sapphire. This gorgeous gem is most often thought of as having a bright blue hue, but did you know that natural sapphires can come in a variety of colors? Sapphires can be nearly any color, ranging from a yellow-orange to a deep purple; they can even be colorless! The only color sapphires can’t be classified as is red, because if sapphires are red, they are called something else—rubies. That’s right, sapphire and ruby are actually the same variety of gemstone!

So what’s the meaning behind sapphire birthstones? In the olden days, sapphires were thought to protect wearers against evil and sickness. Some people even believed sapphires would protect you against poisoning, but we wouldn’t suggest testing that theory! Certain cultures also believed sapphires to be the purest of gems, representing honesty and heavenliness. Because of this, medieval clergymen often wore sapphires in their garments.

Sapphires might not carry the same meaning with them today, but they’re still very popular. The British royal engagement ring, worn by both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, is a gorgeous 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds. Many people may remember the boom in popularity of sapphire rings after the announcement of Will and Kate’s engagement just a few years ago, a trend that can still be seen today. Though the royal ring may contain a large sapphire, it’s far from the biggest one. The Star of India, currently on exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, is one of the largest known sapphires in the world at a whopping 563.35 carats! Other famous sapphires include the Rockefeller Sapphire, originally owned by the famously wealthy family, and the Alexandrovna Sapphire, which was worn in a brooch by some of the last surviving noblewomen of the Russian Empire.


The royal sapphire ring. Photo source:

Even if you weren’t born in September, sapphire jewelry looks great on everyone! Check out our selection of jewelry with sapphires on Nelle & Lizzy’s website, including our stackable birthstone ring. If you’re an Etsy shopper, look at our birthstone section, featuring items like the birthstone arrow necklace or the silver bar necklace! Which of our birthstone jewelry pieces do you like best? Let us know in the comments!


Stackable birthstone ring from Nelle & Lizzy’s website

NEW Moon & Back Birthstone Necklace

i love you to the moon and back necklacei love you tot he moon and back birthstone necklace moon & back birthstonesWe’re so over the moon for our Moon & Back Birthstone Necklace!

We love simple jewelry loaded with meaning and that is exactly what this beautiful necklace is all about. The sterling silver moon charm has “I Love you to the Moon and Back” stamped on the back and then can hold 2-4 birthstones representing each child or the entire family. Go check it out! We know you’ll love it too <3

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intertwined ring with names

How long have you had your N&L? We started making our rings in 2004. Here are some of the quotes we received when we asked our Facebook fans how long they’ve had their rings…

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LuRae H –  Have had mine long time triple has my kids names keeps them with me even when they are not! When I look down name on top gets prayed for;) love i it

Lisa B – 2010!! Wear it every day.

Kelly L – 2008, a Mother’s Day gift to myself. Wear it everyday and it my boys don’t see it on they say “where’s our ring?” I LOVE it!!

Martha M – I still wear mine everyday! 3 bands, 4 names – bought in 2006!

Kelley Z – I have a 3 band bought around 2009 with my 2 boys and husband’s name on it. I replaced my wedding ring with this and have worn it every day since 

Emily T –  Had my first 3 band ring as a gift from some very special friends in 2007 on the birth of my 3rd baby. Then when my 4th baby needed a bone marrow transplant in 2013 I ordered myself a two band one as I couldn’t stand going to the hospital without his name on my hand too. Love them. I live in UK so they travelled too X

Lisa L – Got my triple band in 2011 from my sister. It’s a sibling ring with her name, our brothers name and my name. I wear it everyday.

Jennifer T  2006! I’ve been wearing my double band for 10 years straight! I fee naked without it! Everyone notices it and they always ask where I got it!! Props to N&L for making quality, beautiful work!!




Rings With Meaning

serendipityWe have stamped many rings with words that hold a lot of meaning for people. Words that inspire, inspirational quotes, core desired feelings. Way less permanent than a tattoo, words on a ring make a great daily reminder to keep you aligned with your personal goals.

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