Giving Tuesday - How Our Team Gives Back - Beth Millner Jewelry

Giving Tuesday - How Our Team Gives Back

November 25, 2017

Giving Tuesday - How Our Team Gives Back

On this international day of giving we hope to inspire you with some ideas of how we give back to our community. So often giving can be associated only with monetary donations leaving many feeling unable to help. While our business does donate monetarily to organizations that support our mission, our staff also donates their time and talents in a variety of ways that directly benefit those around us.

How Our Store Gives Back 

Fundraiser Jewelry Program

Every year we select a few non-profit organizations to create custom fundraiser pieces for. A portion of the proceeds from each piece sold goes directly to the respective organization. Through this program we have been able to donate towards art scholarships, nature centers, and science camps.

Our current fundraiser pieces benefit the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy, The Superior Arts Youth Theatre, Superior Watershed Partnership, and the Noquemanon Trail Network.

The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy works to permanently protect the land we know and love (and which inspires so many of Beth's pieces). We created this piece titled "Planting The Future" as their fundraiser piece.

Fundraiser Piece by Beth Millner Jewelry

The Superior Arts Youth Theatre produces an annual series of performances by children ages 3-18 in the  central Upper Peninsula region. The piece we created for them is called, "Star of the Show".

Star of The Show by Beth Millner Jewelry The Superior Watershed Partnership generates a variety of conservation and public conservation projects that aim to protect and preserve our great lakes. We created the Superior Watershed Partnership Reversible pendant as a fundraiser piece for them.

Superior Watershed Partnership Pendant by Beth Millner Jewelry

Our final fundraiser piece of the fantastic four we have currently running was created for the Noquemanon Trail Network . This organization is the main trail organization in Marquette County that builds and maintains the multi-purpose trails throughout our glorious region. We Created our Noquemanon Trail Network pendant for them.

Noquemanon Trail Fundraiser Pendant - Beth Millner Jewelry

Adopt a Highway

We adopted a stretch of US Highway 41 between Marquette and Negaunee, MI. Our staff and any volunteers do regular clean-ups as a part of our eco-friendly mission.

Adopt a Highway - Beth Millner Jewelry Team

How Our Staff Gives Back

Beth~

As the creator of our fine establishment, it makes sense that Beth personally and professionally finds ways to get involved in her community. 

Beth is a member of the Northern Initiatives Board. Northern Initiatives is a Non-profit which lends to businesses who almost qualify for traditional business loans. This organization allows entrepreneurs like Beth to begin manifesting the businesses of their dreams into reality. This is great for the business owners and for the entire community as it boosts commerce and tourism! 

She also helps encourage economic growth in Marquette by serving on the board of The Marquette Chamber of Commerce

Janna~

Between being our shop manager and a full-time mom to an adorable little girl, it's amazing that Janna still finds time to donate to her community!

Janna is on the Friends of the DeVos Art Museum Advisory Committee  which focuses on developing programs and activities in the Visual Arts. 

She is also on the commitee for the Marquette Chamber of Commerce Be Local Buy Local program which encourages local shopping with an enticing rewards program. 

For a few years she served on the board for The Marquette Food Co-op which is a community owned grocery store with a heavy natural and organic influence. They also build relationships with local farmers and artisans to make it a truly communal marketplace. 

One more way Janna contributes to the community is by donating blood every 8 weeks through the UP Regional Blood Center. Donating blood is an often overlooked opportunity to make a difference in someone's life that requires no monetary contribution! Our local blood donation center even has a mobile blood bank to make contributing extra convenient. 

Lex~

Our super talented Office Assistant serves on the board of directors for the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council. This council is most notably in charge of operating the Historic Vista Theatre in Negaunee. Check out their new website which she designed!

Other organizations she volunteers for include Marquette Gravity Sessions which puts on entry level racing events as a community hangout and the Noquemanon Trail Network which was mentioned previously as one of our featured fundraising organizations.

Nina~

Our Full-time Studio Assistant Nina volunteers with her family every Thanksgiving with Little Brothers Friends of The Elderly. Year-round this organization helps to provide meals and companionship to elderly community members who are in need. Every Thanksgiving they provide a feast and even deliver to those who are immobile. 

This is a truly beautiful family tradition that maybe more of us should consider as so many are alone for the holidays. 

Andrea~

Our Seasonal life saver Andrea spends most of her days as the Assistant Director of the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy. We are so proud of the work she does which protects and preserves the natural beauty of the land that inspires us all.  

How You Can Give Back

All of the above organizations are local to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan region and come with outstanding recommendations from us. Many of them actively seek volunteers and if you have spare time you could be their answer!

Many of these organizations are doing their own Giving Tuesday promotions, so make sure to check them 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