About Us - Beth Millner Jewelry

About Us

The Story

Beth Millner Jewelry was started in 2007 in the corner of Beth's tiny kitchen while she was a student attending Northern Michigan University.  After graduating from the Art & Design program, Beth traveled the country for several months showing at art and music festivals.  Upon returning to the Upper Peninsula and her small studio, her business grew year-over-year and she brought on limited part time help.  Five years later, in 2012, she opened her own storefront in downtown Marquette, Michigan.  Beth Millner Jewelry now employs between 5-7 people depending on the season, including her full time Operations Manager, Janna and full time studio assistant, Nina. Beth's jewelry is on display in multiple retail locations, as seen here.


Our mission is to provide artisan designed jewelry fabricated in a socially and environmentally responsible way.  Each handmade item is made from recycled metal and most of our copper is local Upper Peninsula copper from the former White Pine Mine in Ontonagon, Michigan.  We offer certified recycled diamonds as well as raw and industrial grade diamonds for unique engagement rings.  We emphasize eco-friendly business practices by packaging orders in recycled jewelry boxes and bags with reused padding during shipping. We also print on recycled paper and shipping labels.  We use green cleaning products and natural options instead of chemicals in the studio whenever possible. 


Each piece of jewelry is carefully crafted in the studio upstairs of the storefront in Marquette, Michigan with a high level of attention to detail and craftsmanship.   


Our passion is crafting quality wearable art inspired by the beautiful natural landscape of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Superior.  Beth draws inspiration from her adventures in the northwoods including fishing, hiking and biking.  Her cohesive design lines include shorelines, woodland landscapes and pollinators as well as her popular line of Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior silhouette jewelry.  

Community Investment

We have a strong commitment to giving back to our community and have collaborated with various charities and organizations to launch our fundraiser jewelry pieces.  A portion of the proceeds of the jewelry in the fundraiser jewelry program are donated to the organizations as described in each listing.  We also set aside a certain number of jewelry to be donated each quarter to local fundraisers, events and silent auctions.  

Marquette | ART from Aaron Peterson Photography on Vimeo.



Have specific questions about the jewelry, shipping or cleaning and care?  Check out our FAQ section!

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