Beth Millner is This Year's Outstanding Young Alumni! - Beth Millner Jewelry

Beth Millner is This Year's Outstanding Young Alumni!

September 19, 2018

Beth Millner is This Year's Outstanding Young Alumni!

The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association has awarded Beth the honor of being the "Outstanding Young Alumni" of 2018. Alumni association awards are given annually to graduates who demonstrate notable achievements and contributions to their community. 

The Outstanding Young Alumni award in particular is awarded to a NMU graduate under 36 years of age, "who has shown endeavors in professional, civic, business, political or similar activities, that set the candidate clearly apart from his/her peers and has shown service and/or honor to NMU through their endeavors." 

Beth graduated from Northern Michigan University with a BFA in Metalsmithing in 2008 and launched her home-based jewelry business out of the corner of her kitchen. While in her last year of college, she started displaying at art fairs, opened an e-commerce store and taught silversmithing classes in Marquette. Four years later, at the age of 26, Beth’s business was thriving and she was ready to transition to a brick-and-mortar location in downtown Marquette. Today, she has seven employees who help make and sell the handmade, eco-friendly jewelry in-store and online.

Beth Millner Jewelry Staff 2018

As an integral part of her business ethos, Beth is dedicated to giving back to her community. Each year, she selects local non-profits and designs a custom piece for each organization to be sold at her shop. A portion of sales from each piece is donated to the applicable organization. Beth also sets aside a certain number of jewelry pieces to be donated each quarter to local fundraisers, events and silent auctions.

Fundraiser Jewelry by Beth Millner Jewelry for UPAWS UPLC SAYT and Hiawatha

Outside of her shop, Beth commits her time to the betterment of Marquette and the surrounding area. She served on the board for the Chamber of Commerce and Northern Initiatives and adopted an Adopt-A-Highway section in Negaunee. Beth regularly gives presentations to aspiring artists, business owners, and students at Northern Michigan University and sponsors awards at NMU’s Senior Art Show. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the natural spaces of the Upper Peninsula and spending time with her family. Her adventures through nature inspire the creation of all her jewelry, including the Locally Inspired collection, made after nearby favorite places to visit. 

 

Locally Inspired Picnic Rocks Series by Beth Millner Jewelry

Follow along as Beth and her team create and capture wearbale art made in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, inspired by its beauty. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and here on our blog! 

 

 

 






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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 throughout a several day period 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.

If you need a ring resized that you have already purchased please contact us. 

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 them 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 we will try to get their ring size written down.

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 the 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.


Chain Length reference photo by beth millner jewelry