FAQ's - Beth Millner Jewelry

FAQ's

FAQ
How long will it take my item to ship?

Please reference our shipping and turnaround time tables. Most items have noted in the details section if they are ‘in stock,’ ‘made to order,’ or ‘custom.’

How long will it take to get my ring?

Please reference our shipping and turnaround time tables. Most items have noted in the details section if they are ‘in stock,’ ‘made to order,’ or ‘custom.’

How do I place a custom order?

Please take a look at our custom order page for more information.

I’m allergic to nickel, can I wear your jewelry?

Sterling Silver does not contain nickel. Most people who have a metal allergy are allergic to nickel. Each item has it’s materials noted in the online listing.

What metals do you work with?

Beth works in sterling silver, copper, brass, palladium white gold, rose gold and yellow gold.  For more information on each of these metals please select from the following: Sterling Silver, Copper & Brass, Mixed Metal, Golds.

We pride ourselves on using eco-friendly recycled metals in our work, including local salvaged Upper Peninsula copper.

What metals do you use in your rings?

Beth Millner Jewelry offers a wide variety of unique handmade engagement rings and wedding bands in recycled sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold and palladium white gold. Certain metals are more durable than others, with palladium white gold being the most durable metal we work with and sterling silver being the softest. Most of our sterling silver wedding bands often have a patina applied to the metal to darken and oxidize the details. Gold items cannot be darkened and will have a little less contrast than our sterling silver wedding bands. You can also combine contrasting metal layers for a truly unique piece.

Copper is not recommended for wedding rings, it is a softer metal and is not the most durable for a ring. Furthermore, in a mixed metal ring with sterling silver and copper touching the skin at the same time, some peoples pH can cause an etching to the copper. Rose Gold is a great alternative to copper, our 14K Rose gold is also very close in color to copper and is much more durable.

How do I place a custom order?

Please read our custom order page for details on how to place a custom order.

Can I use my own stones or metal in a custom ring?

Unfortunately, we are unable to use your metal in our custom designs. If you have a diamond over 4mm in diameter, please contact us to inquire if we can use your diamond in a custom ring design. We are unable to work with other stones at this time.

How do I find out my ring size?

If you are unsure of your ring size, the most accurate way to be sized is at a jewelry store. We recommend being sized in the millimeter width you are interested in purchasing to get a true fit. We also have a ring sizer available for purchase. If you are purchasing a ring for someone else and do not know their size, please contact us for help in determining the size.

Can I get an item repaired?

Please reference our repairs & resizing page for more information.

Can I return or exchange my item?

We do not allow exchanges on any rings unless they were bought in the store, off the shelf and have not been resized. In most cases this means we cannot return or exchange any rings. Please see our full return & exchange policy.

Can I return or exchange a ring for a different size?

We do not allow exchanges on any rings unless they were bought in the store, off the shelf and have not been resized. In most cases this means we cannot return or exchange any rings. Please see our full return & exchange policy.

Can my ring be resized?

Please reference our repairs & resizing page for more information.

Can my ring with a stone be resized?

Please reference our repairs & resizing page for more information.

What are my stone choices & settings?

We specialize in setting round stones in tube settings and gypsy flush settings and can also set cabochons (domed top, flat back stones). Tube and flush settings are durable and snag-free, allowing for comfortable wearing for an active lifestyle. We offer a variety of certified recycled diamonds, rustic rose cut diamonds, Michigan greenstone, Lake Superior agates, copper replacement agates, Upper Peninsula thomsonite, Upper Peninsula datolite and other gemstones. Please contact us for more information on our stone inventory.

How do I clean my jewelry?

Please see our cleaning & care page.

How do I care for my jewelry?

Please see our cleaning & care page.

I lost an earring, can I get a replacement?

Please reference our repairs & resizing page for more information.

I lost a piece of jewelry and want to replace it, but I don’t see it on the website?

Please reference our repairs & resizing page for more information.

What inspires Beth's Designs?

Beth Millner Jewelry is designed for the active, modern individual with simplicity and ease of wearing in mind. We make unique pieces that can be worn everyday, in casual or formal settings. Our strong nature themes offer a timeless connection to a more natural lifestyle.

Beth's tree designs often depict a relationship between trees which relate to each like people. A tree couple's love is strong and steadfast, with deep roots and high reaching branches and a family tree is united and rooted as one, even as its branches grow in different directions and reach new heights.

Beth draws inspiration for each design from the beautiful natural landscape of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lake Superior. Our original line of U.P. and Lake Superior silhouette jewelry is a popular way to show pride in our area. Some of Beth's favorite local places have been direct inspirations in many mixed metal and silver pieces including Little Presque Isle, Wetmore Landing, Picnic Rocks, Presque Isle Park, the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and many others!

Where is your jewelry made?

All of our jewelry is made by hand in our downtown studio in Marquette, Michigan. If you get the chance to visit the shop, you can often hear us working away upstairs!

Does your website list the same items available in your physical shop?

Yes, each item you find in the physical shop is also listed online.

Can I create a wishlist?

If you would like to create a wishlist for your loved ones to view, you can send us a list of the items you admire using the contact form on our website. Let us know that they are wishlist items and we will store the information for you. Then, when your loved ones are ready to purchase a gift for you, they can contact us and request your wishlist.

Are your recycled diamonds certified?

Yes, our supplier verifies and certifies all the recycled diamonds used in our pieces.

Can you donate an item to my organization or fundraiser?

Donating and giving back to our community is a huge part of our business ethos! Contact us using the form on our website and we will let you know if donating to your organization or fundraiser can fit into our donation budget.

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 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.


Beth Millner Jewelry chain length