6 Steps to Choosing an Engagement Ring - Beth Millner Jewelry

6 Steps to Choosing an Engagement Ring - Beth Millner Jewelry

February 20, 2016

Are you getting ready to plan your engagement?  Here are 6 steps to think about when picking the perfect ring for your bride to be!

1.  What is Her Style. Is she dainty and delicate, maybe rustic and natural, perhaps casual and comfortable. Entwined Branches Sterling Silver Diamond Engagement Ring

2.  Is She Traditional or Unconventional? You will probably have a good idea if she is more traditional and wants a diamond, or more of a unique gal who likes something unconventional, like a Lake Superior Agate.  Most women who send their partner for a Beth Millner engagement ring are right in-between. They want that perfect mix of rustic and sparkle with practicality being a must. 
Chocolate and Roses Sterling Silver Twig Diamond Engagement Ring

3. Choosing the Right Metal. We offer a variety of metal choice for our engagement rings.  Durability and budget are what you want to think about.  If budget allows, I always recommend gold for engagement rings.  Here is a list of our metal choices listed from most durable to least.  14K Palladium White Gold, 18K Palladium White Gold, 14K Yellow Gold, 14K Rose Gold, Sterling Silver.  14K Palladium White Gold Wave Wedding Band and Diamond Engagement Ring Set 
4.  When do I order? If you are purchasing silver ring that is listed on our website, please allow 3 weeks for production.  If you are purchasing a gold, ring from our website, please allow 8-10 weeks for production. If you order a custom ring, something not pictured on bethmillner.com, then you would want to allow 10 weeks for production from the time of downpayment.  Click here to see our current selection of designs.
Ring Sizer

5.  How do I Determine Her Ring Size? There are many sneaky options for getting the size right, but the best way is to have her finger sized by a professional.  You may be able to sneak one of her rings and bring it into a jewelry store and ask to check the size.  Beth Millner Jewelry has wish lists too, so she could come in to the store and fill out a wish list and hopefully she provides her ring size.  It is best to have her finger sized for the width of ring you are choosing.  

6.  I can't Figure out Her Ring Size! It is best to go with a ring that has a diamonds vs other stones if you cannot get the size exact.  Rings with diamonds are much easier to size than rings with other stones because they can take the heat of the torch during resizing. The most common size is a 7.5.  If she is of average height and size, then this would be the best guess. 





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Sizing
Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

Fingers can change size due to many circumstances, the best way to get an accurate size is to check the size a couple of different times to determine your best size. The majority of our rings can be resized, but if the ring has a stone setting other than a diamond, it probably cannot be resized unless otherwise noted in the item listing.

Some of our rings with stones are shown with the stone not set in order for us to size the ring to your specifications and set the stone afterwards. This avoids damage to the stone during sizing. Reference the individual ring listings for more details. Wide Bands 7mm and above have more friction against the finger and will need to be ordered a little larger.

Our double band rings fit like a narrow band, when getting sized for a double band ring, you can get sized for a ring that is narrow.

When getting your finger sized, inform jeweler of the width band you are intending on purchasing and rely on them to determine your ring size.

Look here for more information about resizing items that you have already received.

Engagement Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

There are many sneaky options for getting the size right, but the best way is to have their finger sized by a professional.

You may be able to sneak one of their rings and bring it into a jewelry store and ask to check the size.

Beth Millner Jewelry has wish lists too, so they could come in to the store and fill out a wish list and hopefully they provides their ring size.

Bracelet & Cuff Sizing

Measure wrist circumference. Take your measurement just above the wrist above bone.

Use the chart below to determine the correct size.

The bracelets we make are designed to fit comfortably, but if a looser fit is preferred, the next size up may be suitable.


 

Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing

 

Size Wrist Measurement (Inches) Wrist Measurement (cm)
Small 5.5-6 14-15
Medium 6-6.5 15-16.5
Large 6.5-7 16.5-18
X-Large 7-7.5 18-19
XX-Large 7.5-8 19-20.5
Bangle Sizing

Bangle Size is determined by hand size, rather than wrist size

Measure hand size by tucking your thumb in, just like when trying on a bangle. Measure around the thickest part of the hand while in this position.

Use the chart below to determine the correct bangle size.

Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry
Size Hand Measurement (inches) Hand Measurement (cm)
Small 7-8 18-20
Medium 8-9 20-23
Large 9-9.5 23-24
Pendant & Earring Sizing

When determining the size of pendant or earrings you would like to purchase, please reference the item description which includes the size of the piece.

Also, there will be an image with a hand in the picture to help visualize the size.

When choosing a piece for another person, we find that our customers choose pieces that are similar to their overall stature.

People that are shorter and small tend to like smaller items, tall slender people tend to like our longer larger pieces.

Chain Length

When picking out a chain, 18 inch is the most common length.

This would cause the pendant to sit between the collar bones.


Beth Millner Jewelry chain length

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