The Beth Millner Jewelry Sizing Guide- Finding Jewelry That Fits

The Beth Millner Jewelry Sizing Guide- Finding Jewelry That Fits

May 01, 2018

A hand featuring a sterling silver bracelet and chocolate diamond and roses twig ring by Beth Millner Jewelry

When shopping for jewelry, it is important to keep sizing, style, functionality, and material in mind. All of these factors ensure comfortability and longevity. Just like clothing or shoes, it is important to cater jewelry to each customer's individual measurements and style. Below, we've listed our top tips and tricks to find jewelry that is as comfortable as your favorite T-shirt. 

 

Rings

Hand featuring a variety of rings in sterling silver and gold by Beth Millner Jewelry

Sizing

Oftentimes, ring size can seem like a mystery, but it doesn't have to feel that way! Ring sizes aren't standardized across the United States, and this means that your ring size may vary between jewelers. If you're planning on ordering a Beth Millner Ring and you aren't local, ordering a ring sizer can be helpful!

It is important to consider that fingers do fluctuate based on the temperature, activity level, and diet. On a hot day, or a day when you've been particularly active, your ring might feel tighter than normal. Similarly, if it's a cold day, or you've had a lot of coffee, your ring might fit looser than usual. 

To compensate for this fluctuation, you want to choose a ring that slides on with ease, but catches around the widest part of your finger. It should be comfortable - not so loose that it will fall off, but not so tight that it is constricting.

Different widths will look and feel differently as well. Generally, the thicker the ring, the larger the size will need to be. Our rings start at 1.5 mm, and go up to 8 mm.

Sometimes, you might find that the size you expected to fit isn't comfortable for everyday wear. We offer resizing on most of our rings for a fee - our Great Lakes Stone rings are the only ones that we aren't able to size. This is because Michigan Greenstone, Thomsonite, and Agates aren't strong enough to withstand the intense heat that is applied to the jewelry when being sized. 

Material  

Just like considering the material your clothing is made of, it's equally important to choose the right material for your jewelry! Metals vary in softness and composition so for rings it's important to consider how much wear and tear the jewelry will face.

If you're purchasing a ring for occasional wear, a ring you wouldn't mind replacing, and/or are fairly easy on your hands, sterling silver is a great option. It is a bit softer than gold, but is the most common metal used in jewelry and holds up through regular wear and tear. 

If you are constantly using your hands, working outdoors, or purchasing something sentimental that you might want to pass on, then you might want to choose gold instead. We offer several designs in Rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold.

Stones

The only time that you really need to carefully weigh stone choice is in an engagement or wedding setting. We love unique, non-traditional choices, but often those stones do require a bit more care. Our Great Lakes Gemstones cannot be resized, which means rings with those stones may need to be replaced over the course of a lifetime.

If you're looking for a stone that won't need to be replaced, and will stay brilliant over the course of your life, we recommend diamond or sapphire. We offer many designs with rustic and classic diamonds, and offer sapphires as a custom upgrade.

Choosing The Right Chain

Chain sizing guide by Beth Millner Jewelry

We provide a variety of chain options. It is important to consider both length and style when choosing the right chain for you. Length is generally based on stature, while the style should match the pendant(s) you'll be wearing it with.

We carry chains from 16-30 inches, and can also customize the length of our Tiny Loopy or Adjustable Chains. This chart is a good rough estimate for a chain that will sit on your chest, above the neckline of most tops. Longer lengths will hang below the neckline, over your top.

Chart suggesting chain length based on neck size

If your style is more traditional, we generally recommend a sterling silver box chain. If you like the look of bright silver, but want something more casual, our tiny loopy chain is a great option.

For those who want something a bit more edgy or earthy, our darkened chains offer a unique appeal. Delicate pieces pair nicely with the darkened box chain. With large or complex pieces, the darkened tiny loopy is a better fit. 

Every pendant on our website features a suggested chain in the description which we carefully choose for your convenience. 

Earrings 

Choosing earrings by Beth Millner Jewelry  

Are you a post person or do you prefer some dangle? Both are made entirely of sterling silver, free of the most common allergens. To accommodate different needs we offer a variety of options to optimize comfortability and wearability. 

The classic hoop style earring is our go to for light and petite designs. A smaller hoop is also available which hangs closer to the ear.

Long hair and scarves can become a catalyst for lost or stuck earrings and for those situations we recommend our super secure Latching Ear Wires. These comfortably support heavier designs with a latch mechanism to ensure they stay where they belong! You can upgrade any of our dangling earrings to a latch style at any time for a small fee. 

Staff photo by Beth Millner Jewelry

Our team is composed of creative jewelry experts. We are always happy to help you find jewelry that fits your lifestyle so feel free to reach out to us with questions. Interact with us on facebook, Instagram, or email us directly

 

 






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