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Home by Abby Jacques

July 06, 2019

Home by Abby Jacques

Many of you may be surprised to know that in the past 9 years, I have lived in over 10 different cities, 6 different states, and more houses/apartments/tents than I can count. To say it lightly, I have a vagabond spirit. I like an adventure. I like to travel. I LOVE meeting new people. And because of this wanderlust, seasonal life had a huge appeal to me. And for a long time, it was wonderful. I wasn't afraid to move across the country, I was able to work jobs I had never dreamed I would get to do. I have lived in states that I only saw in nature documentaries as a child. I have experienced things that so few people will ever be able to, and I have met SO many people!

Beth Millner Jewelry Ambassador Abby


I would love to tell you that my seasonal adventures were as glamorous as all of my social media posts described. But with ups, come downs. I fell into a pattern. I would get bored of one place or job. So I would start to plan my next adventure. Each time moving somewhere new and exciting, only to repeat the same process. The thing was, I wasn't actually dealing with why I wanted to escape each place. I was lonely. I convinced myself that I didn't belong there anymore, and it turns out that the high of a new seasonal job is a pretty great band-aid for loneliness… to a point.

Wyoming Sunset

Part of this cycle was constantly ending up back in Michigan for the spring and fall—“off seasons" if you will. There will always be something about being engulfed in the forest that calms my soul. The shores of the Great Lakes awaken a nostalgia of my childhood. My family went to the beaches of Lake Michigan every chance we would get. My mom could barely keep me out of the water. I remember hearing stories of how my grandparents met when my grandfather worked on the car ferries of Lake Michigan. In college, every celebration, heartbreak, new beginning, and longtime reunion were washed in the waves of Lake Superior.  The Great Lakes were my home. And so with each transition of my life, I had to go back, to wash in their waters, and remind myself that wherever life took me, this was a place I would always be welcome.

Beth Millner Brand Ambassador Abby

I continued to move, not realizing until recently that I wasn't moving because I wanted to find adventure. Instead, I was in a constant search for a new home. So far, the closest place I have found peace like I feel in the Great Lakes region is the wilderness surrounding the Tetons. After moving back and forth from Jackson Hole three times, I have decided to start my greatest adventure so far: putting down roots. I now have property, and am building a cabin, and have started my own business. I think through this journey, I realized that no place was going to feel completely right until I committed to it, embracing the worst and best parts. I can confidently call Wyoming another one of my “homes.” But from time to time, I still get homesick for Michigan, and it's crystal clear waters. That is why I was ecstatic when I received the Picnic Rocks Pendant from Beth Millner Jewelry. I haven't taken it off since I got it. It reminds me so much of home, and gives me an overwhelming sense of peace, even when life gets tough. It reminds me that no matter where I am, “home" is always within me.

Picnic Rocks Pendant






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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