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!
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.
Let customers speak for us1780 reviews
It such a beautiful cover. Bought 2 different ones, love them both. Perfect to carry with you if you wanted.
The team at Beth Millner were incredibly helpful with the selection and design of my fiancees ring. They made sure it was exactly what I wanted and made sure it was shipped to me in time for my proposal trip. Couldn't be happier with the customer service or product! Looking forward to owning more.of their product lines.
Love this little charm. Reminds me of home 💕
Marquette Lake Superior Agate Cuff No. 4 - Size Medium
As always, beautiful work!
Very delicate and simply stunning. Is giving as a gift.
Beautiful, Brings back lovely memories of upper Michigan
My husband and I have been married a dozen years, and both of us have always thought rings were silly. But you know what? This may be the first ring I've ever owned that truly represents me: outdoorsy, with just the tiniest hint of sparkly femininity. The folks at the shop were super helpful with finding me the correct size, because I've never liked the feel of a ring being too tight around my finger. This one fits me perfectly!
I am in love with the Frosted Pebble Earrings I recently purchased. They go with everything. I have worn them every day since I received them. I compliments on them all the time and then I let them know where I got them. I love the jewelry designs Beth does.
Such beautiful scenery cards