Trick or Treat or Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman

CC-Oct-2014-LYou remember it don’t you? The song? Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! There was another verse, in my memory at least, but since it references underwear, I’ll spare you the words. I never liked the song much, maybe – because my feet smelled – but I sure did like Trick-or-treating and getting all dressed up. I remember being really sad, and maybe a little insulted, when I was considered ‘too old’ for the tradition.

Then along came the high school version of Halloween, the college version of Halloween, and most recently – the adult version of Halloween. All of which have left the little-kid version appropriately, and happily, relegated to the depths of my memory.

It’s easy to see why Halloween is listed among the favorite holidays of many. It’s perfectly appropriate – if not necessary – to dress up in some crazy costume, do silly things for silly reasons, and there’s no pressure to buy gifts! The only downside to those “more-age-appropriate” (read: older) versions of Halloween is that there are no treats. At least none that are harmless. These days it seems all Halloween goodies either stick to your hips or leave you with a terrible headache.

At Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman, however, there are a plethora of treats for the little trick-or-treater in all of us. While we don’t produce pumpkins, candy, or chocolate, we do make goodies for every occasion, no matter the season. Maybe it’s a special, first piece of jewelry for your little goblin, or a birthday gift… maybe it’s a birthstone piece for Mom or a series of pieces to commemorate the special milestones in our lives like baptism or communion, confirmation or marriage… maybe it’s a piece to mark a special holiday like Valentines Day, your Anniversary, or Christmas…. Whatever the reason, Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has the gift – for yourself or a loved one – to make it special.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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CustomerServiceFor as long as Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has been in business, we have made Customer Service our top priority. Even when a lot of companies were abandoning their service departments, we stood steadfast in our belief that our customers deserved impeccable service that reflected the quality of our jewelry. We proudly stand behind our products, and our team, as we always have throughout our many years in business.

We are proud of the dedicated, hard working people who make up our customer service team, each of them bringing no less than 17 years of experience with Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman to every customer need. They are truly advocates for each and every person who purchases our product, doing everything possible to satisfy any need.

When you purchase an heirloom quality piece of jewelry from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman, you are also purchasing a promise – that our incredible team of Customer Service Professionals will be there to help you with anything you may need throughout your sale and long afterward.

October 6 – 10, 2014 is Customer Service Week, and we here at Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman want to take a moment to say thanks to the devoted, talented people who make up our team. Thank you for making Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman a trusted producer, for carrying out our promise to our customers each and every day, and for providing the kind of quality service that makes us stand above the rest.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Honoring our Military is a Priority

Field of Flags

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Field of Flags

You’ve given so much to our country… it’s time to get something for yourself.

Over two hundred years ago a relatively new invention was revolutionizing transportation across the US and around the world – the motorcycle. In the fifteen or so years that followed, many of the countries and continents of the world became entrenched in battle, launching the first World War, and when troops made their journeys into battle, motorcycles went right along with them. By the end of World War I, it is estimated that the army used some 20,000 motorcycles in the fight for freedom.

Since then, vets on bikes have been a fixture of motorcycle events all across the country – and one of the world’s greatest rallies is no exception. Each year, hundreds of thousands take to the streets of Sturgis, South Dakota, many bearing patches, badges, and scars of honor, of sacrifice, and of service. All branches of the military are represented and recognized in a wide variety of celebrations, none maybe as quite as powerful as the Freedom Celebration held at the Buffalo Chip.

The sight will stir the soul… Eight hundred United States flags stand waving in the prairie winds on the edges of the Black Hills at the 580 acre Buffalo Chip Campground. Above them, the Battlefield Cross Memorial; a military grade gun standing with boots at it’s base and a helmet dangling from it’s barrel, atop a large piece of granite engraved with the symbol for each of the military branches. They stand for those that are serving and those that have fallen – all those that have fought for our freedom.

The Buffalo Chip Campground has made honoring our military a priority for years, and this year, Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has added a whole line of stunning designs featuring the unmistakable insignia of the Legendary Buffalo Chip campground. Handcrafted by local artisans, each carefully detailed piece captures the memory of the Field of Flags and Battlefield cross memorial spread out across the plains under the steel buffalo silhouette. All branches of the military can shop the wide array of heirloom quality jewelry pieces available at, and pass their own legacy on to their friends or family.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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The Legend Lives On – Rally On!

BuffaloChipBack in the late 1800s, a young American by the name of Sylvester Howard Roper designed a steam-powered motorized bicycle and revolutionized the concept of transportation. Soon a combustion version was born and across the globe design modifications and improvements culminated in the early 1900s with a rugged and efficient form of transportation – and a legend was born.

The motorcycle of the early 1900s was tough, and fast, and for the next three decades it was sold to police departments and private citizens, businesses and the U.S. Military. Production raced to keep up with demand. Dealerships sprang up all over the country and in August of 1938 the first Black Hills Classic was held in Sturgis, South Dakota with a small audience for 9 racers. Two years later, another legend was born – the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The Classic grew into a three day event that eventually stretched to five days, and then seven. Motorcycle riders and enthusiasts numbered into the hundreds, and then the thousands. By the early 1980’s the party had evolved into a full-on, city-wide, week-long festival and acres of what equated to wide open prairie just outside of Sturgis became home to resilient bikers roughing it in tents for seven days of stunts, racing, and parties. Rod Woodruff, founder and CEO, immediately saw the need, and ushered in the dawn of yet another legend… the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground.

Through the years, Rod and his staff have turned a legend into a tradition, one that reverberates through a motorcycling community that spans the globe. For one week each year, millions take to the streets on motorcycles, hundreds of thousands gather for the Sturgis Rally, and tens of thousands make the Buffalo Chip their home, experiencing something that can never fully be explained, living – for a couple of weeks at least – a truly legendary experience.

This year, that experience can be commemorated. Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has just completed a full collection of Sturgis Buffalo Chip Jewelry, handcrafted with the highest quality materials by local artisans.

Each piece is meticulously finished with the mark of the legendary Buffalo Chip. Earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, pins, watches and key chains all encompassing the memory of an experience like nothing you have ever seen before, or will ever see again, and preserving it for a lifetime. Leave your mark, and wear your legend. Stop by our Vendor Store in the CrossRoads while you’re visiting the legendary Buffalo Chip.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Treasure the Memories!


The Black Hills of South Dakota has long been treasured as a premier vacation destination in the United States, and even throughout the world. Hillsides so densely forested as to appear black from a distance, dotted with lakes, and criss-crossed by mountain streams running quick and clear, through lush, wide open plains and out into the beautiful Badlands… it’s no wonder people from all over the world travel thousands of miles to find adventure – and rest – in the Black Hills.

But that’s not the only treasure here. In the early 1800s, gold was rumored to be in abundance in the Black Hills of South Dakota and in the mid 1870s, mining was widespread. In April of 1876 a gold outcropping near Lead, South Dakota was discovered. Named the Homestake Gold Mine, it would produce about 10% of the world’s gold for the next 125 years.

To this day, Federal mandate requires that Black Hills Gold is manufactured right here in the Hills, and Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is proudly upholding the tradition of quality and excellence born over a century ago, handcrafting stunning heirloom-quality pieces that – in many families – will be passed on for generations.

What better memento for a trip to the Black Hills than a stunning piece of jewelry handcrafted right here, in the place where gold built many of the cities and towns that you still enjoy today. A bracelet, pendant, or watch is the perfect way to immortalize the treasured memories of a trip you’ll never forget. And once you’ve started your Black Hills Gold Jewelry collection, you can add to it year after year with rings, brooches, anklets, earrings… a piece for any occasion, from anywhere in the world; Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman offers their exclusive Black Hills Gold Collection online, and through retailers across the country.

Make this your best summer ever, and treasure the memories every day, with a piece of jewelry from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman.

By Jaclyn Kennison, JLance Freelance and Events

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It’s Time to Honor Dad

CC-May-2014-LParents are special – inherently – because of what they’ve given us, and what they’ve given up for us – but Dads often hold a special place in our hearts and in our lives. Mothers are developed over months and months of pregnancy, already caring for us even before we’re born, but Dads are made in a single life-changing moment. They are there, cheering Mom along, and then, in an instant, they are handed a baby – their child – and look into the face of a little person that will be dependent upon them in varying degrees for the rest of their lives. Suddenly, they’re a dad. And they spend the rest of their lives giving to us.

They give us their time to play and the last dollar in their wallet for ice cream. They loan out the car keys and put their very lives at risk giving driving lessons. They give all their wisdom about fishing or golfing or changing tires. They hold us to our moral code and teach us how to fend for ourselves.

This Father’s Day, honor Dad with a special gift from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman. Choose from our fine selection of money clips, tack pins, and men’s rings all featuring the signature grapes and leaves, indicative of handcrafted, genuine gold and silver. Or choose from a stunning array of men’s watches, designed to showcase your dad’s unique personality with rich, black or traditional champagne colored faces
, soaring eagles or simple leaves. Even pocket watches.

No matter your father’s style, Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has a gift that he will treasure, one that will remind him that you took the time to honor him with a gift representative of your gratitude for all he has given you.

By Jaclyn Kennison, JLance Freelance and Events

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Mom – A Special Gift to the Family!

CC-April-2014-LWhen women have children, they do more than give birth to babies – they give birth to families. People are immediately transformed into “Mothers” and “Fathers”, “Sisters” and “Brothers”. Whole collections of people joined by blood, by love, and often both, gather together as families for the rest of their lives. They teach each other as they grow together, weaving the stories of their lives into a tapestry of memories. And then the young have grown up, and begun their own lives, and Mothers watch as their families grow in a whole new way. Branches of her tree extend further and further out, draw new members in, and have children of their own. This is one of the greatest treasures of Motherhood – the blessing of family.

When the day comes, each year, to pause, gather ‘round, and thank Mom for all she’s done, look at each of the faces. You are all there, all here, because of Mom. Your husbands and wives, sons and daughters are here, because of Mom. This year, thank her for all she’s done for you, and then thank her again, for making you a family.

3410X4-GSWhether you are two or twenty strong, a precious piece of jewelry representing the whole family is a gift she will treasure for the rest of her life, and pass along for her children and grandchildren to treasure too. Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman handcrafted gold and sterling silver jewelry pieces come in several designs to match almost any style – from stunning cross and heart pendants, to ornate leaf-and-vine designed rings and simple silver bands. Even family tree pendants. All delicately designed to house the birthstones of the most important people in her life – her family.

By Jaclyn Kennison, JLance Freelance and Events



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Rock Her World This Spring!


That little something that happens in the Spring… that little shift, that little whisper of excitement that rides in on the wafting smell of lilac and grass, that little shiver of anticipation that comes with the first day we let the sun touch our arms and legs… that little something is actually something quite special, and for some, it turns into the biggest little something of their lives; a proposal.

Whether it’s the flutter you get in your heart the first time you see her in a sundress, or the moment when you’re enjoying the season’s first picnic-in-the-park day – and then realize you want her by your side every day… if you’ve decided this is the Spring you are going to rock her world…. we’ve got just the rock for you.

Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman offers a wide variety of precious and semi-precious stones set in the timeless Black Hills Gold style. If your heart fancies the traditional diamond engagement ring, we have them in a wide array of settings including karat gold or silver silver, all beautifully styled with the legendary grapes and leaves. Looking for a ring to say “I will love you forever and I want you to marry me. Eventually.”? Consider one of our beautiful two-piece settings found online and in retail stores across the country.

By Jaclyn Kennison, JLance Freelance and Events

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Black Hills Gold Jewelry

Happy St. Patrick's DayAh, the festival of Saint Patrick. For centuries, people the world over have embraced the
17th of March as a day of Irish-loving festivities, but in truth the celebration is actually
rooted in the story of a resilient, passionate man with a mission.

Saint Patrick was born in Britain under Romanian rule sometime in the fourth century to
a family of religious leaders; his father was a deacon and his grandfather a priest in the
Christian church. It wasn’t until he was captured and enslaved by Irish raiders at the age
of 16, that he began to nurture his own spirituality. For six years Patrick learned the
traditions, religion, and language of his kidnappers while he tended their sheep. Much of
his time was spent in prayer and he drew ever closer to his Christian God with each
passing year. Eventually he escaped his captors and returned home to Britain where he
pursued his religious studies to become a priest. In the year 432, he felt called back to
Ireland and he returned – this time as a bishop – and worked to convert the pagan Irish
to Christianity. It is rumored a favorite tool for this job was the shamrock, easily
illustrating the difficult concept that the three primary entities of the church – the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit – exist as one. He is believed to have died on the 17th of
March in 461.

The feast of Saint Patrick has spread across the world both as a celebration of a deeply
spiritual man who dedicated his life to bringing Christianity to a largely pagan Ireland,
and a celebration of the country and its heritage.

Over the years the shamrock, the color green, and the flag of Ireland have been
embraced by Christians and non-christians alike as symbols of the holiday. The clover
has become so synonymous with the saint and his work that people the world over have
taken up the tradition of collecting or gifting the shamrock, Celtic cross, and other
symbols of friendship and Christianity such as the Claddagh and traditional cross in
commemoration of the holiday.

Coleman Black Hills Gold jewelry carries a beautiful array of items featuring these
symbols crafted with the signature rose and green gold leaves paired with karat gold or
sterling silver. Each piece is unique, handcrafted, and of heirloom quality – a stunning
representation of the Irish in all of us.

By Jaclyn Kennison, JLance Freelance and Events

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A Lot to Love

Valentine's Day

If you are lucky enough to be holding a lovely little white box in your hand, with the
signature Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman logo stamped on the lid puff, you have a
lot to love.

It’s more than just a lovely piece of jewelry. Our designs are unique, and handcrafted
locally by your friends and neighbors. Our materials are the highest quality. We source domestically as much as possible and we are proud to be American made, and American owned.

Turn a piece of our jewelry in your hands, and you will see how the gold shines from
deep within, because we take care in polishing and buffing each piece we manufacture.
Every facet of each grape and leaf shimmers because we take the time to carefully
inspect every element of the art we create.

A gift from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman means someone took the time to select
the highest quality jewelry, a piece that would stand the test of time, and be handed
down for generations. A gift of Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is truly a gift from
the heart.

When you hold a piece of Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman in your hands, you have
a lot to love; the delicate and patient process used to create each piece, the beauty and
quality of the jewelry itself… and, especially, whomever just handed you such a heartfelt
gift. (Go ahead, give ‘em a kiss.)

By Jaclyn Kennison, JLance Freelance and Events

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