Jewelry by Design

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Sapphires in September

Tammy Nelson

Happy birthday, September babies! Let’s talk about your birthstone this month - dazzling sapphire!

Sapphire has always been associated with royalty and romance - Princess Diana’s engagement ring from Charles, Prince of Wales, was a gorgeous 12ct oval sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. The ring was passed down to Prince William, and was used in his proposal to Kate Middleton back in 2010. Sapphire is often described as “blue velvet”, due to its rich, luxurious blue coloration… But did you know sapphires aren’t always blue?

A stunning sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds… and a YELLOW sapphire ring on top!

A stunning sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds… and a YELLOW sapphire ring on top!

Sapphires are actually the blue variation of the mineral corundum - Ruby is the red variation! Sapphires come in a wide variety of colors - violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and more! These gems don’t have special names; they’re often just called “Green Sapphire”, or whichever color it may be. The trademark of any sapphire is its vivid and saturated color!

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Here at JBD, we use a lot of orange and blue sapphires in our licensed Auburn University jewelry! Our Master Jeweler, Mark Nelson, makes some truly stunning pieces. Our shop page is live on our website - head over to our shop page to browse our selection of licensed Auburn University jewelry!

Countdown to Game Day!

Tammy Nelson

It’s here - the season we’ve all been waiting for! Football season! Auburn’s first game is this weekend, August 31st, against Oregon at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It’s finally time for tailgates, Toomer’s, and of course, our Auburn Tigers! We here at Jewelry by Design are big time Auburn fans - as a matter of fact, we are an officially licensed Auburn University jeweler! This means we can handcraft custom pieces of Auburn University jewelry for YOU!

Want to see some examples of our AUsome designs?

Check out our shop page! www.jewelrybydesignauburn.com/licensed-auburn-university - you can order yours today! And as a special bonus, since you checked out our blog, YOU can get 15% off ANY officially licensed merchandise available on the website with the code “GOTIGERS15”!

Our Master Jeweler, Mark Nelson, designs some absolutely breathtaking pieces - his attention to detail is impeccable, and he loves to accent his Auburn designs with orange and blue sapphires! We can work together to customize any of our designs to suit your style or help you find the perfect something for the biggest Auburn fan in your life! Be the talk of the tailgate this weekend with our dazzling selection of licensed jewelry!

The “Spirit of the Eagle” ring comes in three different sizes! We can customize your ring to your taste today!

The “Spirit of the Eagle” ring comes in three different sizes! We can customize your ring to your taste today!