Weekly Staff Wish List: Amanda - Beth Millner Jewelry

Weekly Staff Wish List: Amanda

December 04, 2016

Weekly Staff Wish List: Amanda

Amanda's Picks

Spice up your holiday wish list with our staff's own favorite pieces!

Which are your favorite pieces and what draws you to them?

1) Solar Reflections Earringsearrings mixed metal beth millner jewelry

These new designs are a fun twist on the circle based earrings Beth usually creates. The rounded diamond shape elongates the piece and is a nice length for my shorter hair. I really like the mixed metal look, combining my two favorite metals to wear; copper and silver. These have a patina but also have a brighter finish so they're very eye-catching. I also am drawn to the minimalist wave design. I grew up on Lake Huron and have spent most of my adult life here, near Lake Superior. It's nice to have an element which connects the two places so well.

 

This little guy is one of my favorite pieces in the store. I really like the small size (about the size of your thumbnail) and I love the design. Fall is a difficult season to capture, but I feel like Beth did it very elegantly in such a simple way. The other seasons in this series are nice as well, but I just really like the uniqueness of this one. The fall is my favorite season because I enjoy wearing cozy clothes and seeing the leaves change. It's also when my birthday is, so that might make me partial to that time of year as well.

 

textured handmade silver ring

I have a 3mm tree bark textured ring that I wear all the time. (In the picture above, it's the smallest size with the texture of the largest ring) I love this style because they're made to order in not just the size, but the texture as well. It's cool to have a highly customizable piece that is fairly casual and economical. The many textures are all made by hammering them while the metal is still a flat piece. The indented surface is then brought to life with a patina which creates a high contrast in an otherwise simple band ring. 

handmade necklace trees pendant beth millner jewelry

This piece is so unique and beautiful. I love the boarder around it and how it almost looks like a little polaroid picture. It almost has a vintage flair while still modern in the landscape design. This piece also reminds me of the crisp winter days up here when the snow is crunchy but the sun is shining and making everything sparkle. The bare trees are very reminiscent of wintertime and I like the trio. The uneven land lines remind me of late winter, around March, when the snow is melting but leaving little lumps to still navigate around.

 

What type of occasion do you see yourself wearing these pieces? What type of outfit would you accessorize with the jewelry?

1) Since I've always mixed my metals, these two in one earrings seem to be perfect. I love that they have a unique diamond/leaf shape, but have rounded corners so they're very comfortable and don't catch. I like where they hang since they're longer than the average earring but not too dangly. My shortish hair usually hides earrings, but these seem to be just the right length and the copper color compliments my darker hair. These earrings are great because they're easily worn on an everyday basis, but could also add a bit of artistic flair to a fancy night out.

2) I would pair the small fall copper piece with a short darkened chain or a 16 inch brown leather cord. I personally prefer a shorter chain to wear with scarves or over a high necked sweater. When I wear the autumn pendant, I like to pair it with my tiny leaf charm. It's small enough that it goes great with some of the charms we have here too. Beth has a initial charms would be a great addition as well. All the charms are silver so you can get the mixed metal look just by combining pieces. I really love the all copper pieces though. It's such a unique looking metal that changes overtime, but can always be polished up again quickly.

3) I have a personal connection to this ring as it was my first completed piece when I started up in the workshop. After creating many more and wearing mine everyday, I can guarantee that these are super comfortable and the perfect casual ring. I've always gravitated towards silver, I feel like it's a metal that goes with a lot. Its easy to wear because even if you mix metals, the darker parts contrast well with gold and copper. Its a casual piece and the texture is fairly simple, but it feels nice.  

4) This is my splurge piece which features a 22k gold sun on a wintery landscape. I'd pair it with some gold bangles which I can never seem to find an excuse to wear. I like this piece though because its mostly silver with just a touch of gold to spice it up. It's a versatile piece like most of Beth's jewelry, but just as easy to wear with a evening dress as it is with a basic white t-shirt. I love my scarves and could easily string this on the adjustable chain so I could wear it tight against my neck, or down below my scarf. Great year round piece and the square shape is much more interesting than a typical pendant. It's also reversible if you're feeling like just a simple textured piece.

 

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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 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.

Look here for more information about resizing items that you have already received.

Engagement Ring Sizing

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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 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 hopefully they provides their ring size.

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
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When determining the size of 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.


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