These are a Few of my Favorite Things by Erika Vossbeck - Beth Millner Jewelry

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These are a Few of my Favorite Things by Erika Vossbeck

December 03, 2018

These are a Few of my Favorite Things by Erika Vossbeck

No, I didn’t link a video of me dressed as Julie Andrews belting out the Sound of Music soundtrack…but I am going to tell you just a few reasons why Beth Millner Jewelry is so special to me.

Femininity Meets Practicality

I’ve always had a difficult relationship with jewelry. I think many women agree that jewels and gems and shiny, pretty things often times catch our eye, but unfortunately, so much of my jewelry sits in a jewelry box, collecting dust, just waiting to be worn. Years ago I stopped buying jewelry altogether because I knew I would get one, maybe two wears out of a piece and it would ultimately have the same fate as the rest of them, stacking up in the old jewelry box. Don’t get me wrong, I love jewelry, the problem is that most jewelry isn’t practical for my everyday life. Between pulling on and off helmets and hardhats, working outdoors for a living, and all the recreational activities I love to participate in, most jewelry just doesn’t function well and I’m oftentimes better off without. Fortunately, I found Beth Millner’s shop and fell in love with her amazingly detailed yet simplistic and practical jewelry for my on-the-go lifestyle. I love that I can still be feminine and feel pretty wearing my beautiful jewelry without sacrificing or compromising things in my everyday life to do so. Her jewelry isn’t “flashy” per-se, it’s dainty and delicate, and while some pieces are quite extravagant, I don’t need a special occasion to pull these pieces out of my jewelry box, they’re a great compliment to my everyday.


Environmentally Ethical Business

Although jewelry is beautiful and holds much sentiment, the harmful side of the industry often times goes unnoticed. Sourcing precious metals, gems and jewels can severely impact the environment including, habitat degradation, water pollution and overconsumption, and increased reliance on fossil fuels. Not to mention, the social problems that can arise as conflict fuels in many war-torn areas. Fortunately, that’s not the case at Beth Millner Jewelry, and one of their main focuses is on creating eco-friendly pieces. Many pieces are comprised of recycled elements, including metals and diamonds, and everything is locally sourced from reputable vendors. As an Environmental Consultant, I have a strong commitment to being a steward of the environment, both at work and at home, and knowing where my jewelry originates from and that the process is helping to support local communities and maintain long-standing jobs and industry gives me peace of mind and makes me proud to wear my BMJ pieces. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, the storefront and studio in Marquette is partially run on solar energy!



Natural Beauty

I think we all can agree that Beth Millner Jewelry is so much more than a stone placed in a metal setting. Every piece evokes emotion and can bring about memories and sentiments. Each piece tells a story, yet every owner has their own rendition of that story. Although most of the pieces are inspired by specific places, landscapes, and the flora and fauna in the Upper Peninsula, they can also mean so much to someone who may not be familiar with those places. I can say that because as a Seattle native, I don’t always know the rivers, shorelines, and mountains that are depicted in Beth’s pieces, yet they resemble places that have meaning and value to me. I was fortunate enough to receive the Picnic Rocks Pendant as a part of my Brand Ambassador package and although the Picnic Rocks are a well-known landmark in Marquette, to me the pendant is reminiscent of the San Juan Islands here in the Pacific Northwest, a place I have fond memories of from my childhood into adulthood, and this pendant serves as an ongoing reminder of those special times.



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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