Birthstone Bar Necklace • Inspirational Story

bar necklace with birthstones

We had a lovely customer send us an email regarding the Birthstone Bar Necklace she purchased. We were so inspired by this jewelry story of  friendship we decided to share the story.

Dear Nelle and Lizzy,

Yesterday I received the bar necklace that I ordered, and it looks beautiful. I thought you might like to hear the story behind it.

My youngest daughter, Caitlin, got involved with the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters when she was in her early twenties, and she and her little sister, Kiera, formed a very strong bond. Just a couple of years into their relationship, Caitlin was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, and underwent a bone marrow transplant. While she was in the hospital, she and Kiera kept a journal that they would mail back and forth until she was well enough to come home. Because of her dedication to her relationship with Kiera, Caitlin was voted Colorado’s Big Sister of the Year in 2009.

Unfortunately Caitlin developed graft versus host disease, and passed away in 2012. Kiera was devastated. My older daughter and I have kept in touch with Kiera since then, and I’ll be attending her high school graduation ceremony next week, where I’ll give her the necklace that has her and Caitlin’s birthstones next to each other. Very fitting, I think.


Lindsay Noisom

Birthstone Bar Necklace:

We’re Inspired By You

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Sometimes we receive customer stories that are so compelling they pull at our heartstrings for weeks (or years!). Customers share so free and willingly with us. They offer up moments of triumph, failure, lost loves, gained perspectives, celebrations, and deep emotions. Moments so authentically told that you cannot help but be inspired and connect with them on a human level.

This is why we do what we do. We strive to make jewelry that beautifully represents something meaningful to you. Your moment. Your story. We wholeheartedly say “thank you” for sharing. We’re forever inspired by you and the human spirit.
The Nelle & Lizzy Team

…Incoming Truth Bomb!!…

braer stronger smarter ringSometimes we get beat down by the daily muck and negativity and we forget! We fail to remember our awesomeness, our light, our power. Keep this ring as a reminder that you can always draw on what is inside you. Your soul is fierce and the universe cannot wait to see what you will accomplish!! #truthbomb #strongerbraversmarter #light #power #fierce #inspirationaljewelry

How to Size Stackable Rings

stackable initial birthstone name band ringsWhen stacking multiple rings the total size starts to get smaller and smaller. Think of wrapping thread around your finger. Wrapping once might feel fine. However, wrapping six times will feel considerably tighter. We’ve created a video to help you determine your size. If you are unsure of your size at all please check our our ring sizer HERE


How To Find Your Ring Size (or your wife’s ring size!)

how to find your ring sizeDuring the holidays we get asked many times a day by sweet significant others that want to purchase a ring as a gift. We always recommend knowing size the recipient is going to wear before purchasing one of our custom items. However, some decide to guess and are disappointing when the ring does not fit.

First, it is good to know that your left hand is usually a half to a whole size smaller than your right hand. So, please do not order your wife’s wedding ring size for her right hand. Also, body size, shoe size, and finger length cannot determine a women’s ring size either.

If you have enough time, you can purchase a ring sizer HERE first before ordering. Or, when shopping for your ring, choose for a ring sizer to be sent to you instead of selecting a size.Select “please send ring sizer for $2” in the size drop down box. We will send you a ring sizer through the mail to the shipping address on your invoice. Once you have used the ring sizer you will send us an email with the size and your invoice number. With your ring sizer you will receive directions on how to send the size, how use the sizer, and your invoice number.

Here’s a video on how to use our reusable $2 ring sizer.

You can give her the sizer and say, “I’m getting you something, but I want it to be a surprise. So, I’m not going to tell you what it is, however I need to know what size to get first.” She’ll still be excited and love you even more because you want to make sure it is done right. Trust us, a gift that fits is better than one that doesn’t.

If you’ve waited too long you can take one of the rings you know she wears and bring it to your local jeweler to find the size. Although, this is not the best method it sometimes works. I’d recommend this option if you’re buying something that is not customized.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and happy shopping!