Brand Ambassador Erin: From Shadow to Sun - Beth Millner Jewelry

Brand Ambassador Erin: From Shadow to Sun

July 14, 2018

Brand Ambassador Erin: From Shadow to Sun

I was married on Mackinac Island in a friend's backyard. It was perfect; the day was hot and dry but everything was green, lush, and alive. The ceremony was intimate with only a few friends and my older brother in attendance.

The rings we exchanged were sterling silver bands from Beth Millner Jewelry. We discussed many options with Beth and liked the more intricate designs, but decided on simple sterling silver bands. I loved that they were straightforward and self-contained but still bright and lovely. They perfectly exemplified us: he was quiet and pensive, I, gregarious and sunny.

A few years into my marriage I commissioned a custom BMJ wedding ring to use the family diamond still set in my engagement band. It seemed like a waste to have such a perfect little stone sit in a jewelry box. The new ring was exactly what I wanted: a wider band with an etched line down the middle, giving it a double banded look. I loved seeing my great grandmother’s diamond everyday.

Beth Millner Jewelry Wedding Ring Set
My marriage ended this year. Before it was officially over I had stopped wearing my wedding band, but I still found myself feeling for it with my thumb, a habit that started on my wedding day.

Throughout our marriage I received multiple Beth Millner Jewelry gifts. For a brief time I wondered what my relationship with those gifts would be. It didn't take long to realize I loved the jewelry as much as ever because they represent times in my life which deserve to be cherished.

I now have two rings to wear on my left hand, a BMJ Radiating Sunfish and Cresting Wave. My thumb can happily wander over and again feel the calming, cool metal. On my right hand I wear a Lake Superior Agate two remarkable friends gave me earlier this summer. This ring will always remind me of their unfailing love and support as I crept my way from shadow to sun.

 Beth Millner Jewelry Fish Ring Beth Millner Jewelry Double Band RingI am not a UP native, and perhaps some people would have packed up, gone back to their home town, and tried to leave the hurt behind-- not me. Marquette is my home town.  I am delighted to share my love of Beth Millner Jewelry with this beautiful community.

 

Beth Millner Jewelry Cresting Wave Ring

I am grateful to more people than I can count for supporting me through this difficult time in my life. But here, right now, I am grateful to Beth and her fantastic team for encouraging this girl to feel appreciated, valued, and beautiful inside and out.





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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