Black Hills Gold April 11, 2015 09:54
A while back we sold this very nice ring. It was a Black Hills gold fine piece of jewelry. As we researched the provenance of this jewel we found the story thereof interesting and we want to share it with you here.
We are looking for more of such fine american designs made in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Black Hills gold jewelry
Black Hills gold jewelry depicts leaves, grape clusters and vines, and is made with alloys of gold with standard yellow gold as well as green and pink gold.
In 1980, the 8th Circuit affirmed an injunction ruling that if a manufacturer was to call its jewelry Black Hills Gold, then it must be made in the Black Hills. The state of South Dakota designated Black Hills gold as the official state jewelry in 1988.
The designs use grapes, grape leaves and grape stems and are easily recognizable for their distinctive colors.