Who’s Your Special Parent Figure?


Every year as the first tastes of new life blossom on the trees, we take a moment to pause and remember our Mothers. Historians trace the holiday back to roots in a similar celebration; Mothering Sunday, an opportunity for children to gift their mothers with a token of their appreciation, and an acknowledgment of the many sacrifices made for their benefit. These traditions have carried forward to the Mother’s Day celebration we know today, a time when we remind our mothers how grateful we are that they gave us their time, their attention, and their wisdom. A time when we offer them a reminder that we know our lives are better because of their gifts.

Likely though, there are others in our lives that have given us those same gifts, people that don’t as quickly come to mind on the designated Sunday in May. For many of us, there are Aunts and Uncles, neighbors and friends-of-mom who have welcomed us into their lives and provided us with many of the same nurturing qualities our mothers did. These unsung men and women have also given us their time, their attention, their lessons. They have done so without question, without hesitation, and with no expectation of gratification. They gave to us because they loved us.

This Mother’s Day, extend a token of your love, respect, and appreciation for the “Nurturers” in your life; those who have given above and beyond because they loved you. Remind them that you are grateful for the special way that they touched your life, and that you will always remember the gifts they gave.

Find a handcrafted, heirloom quality piece from one of Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman’s many retailers that most perfectly celebrates the special Mothering-types in your life.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Good luck comes to those who wear Black Hills Gold Jewelry


It is said that long before Saint Patrick used the three leaves of the clover plant to illustrate the Holy Trinity, ancient Druids believed the shamrock held special powers; one of which was the ability to detect evil spirits. The clover reigned for centuries as a spiritual symbol for several traditions, representing everything from abundance, provision, and nurturing to stability, growth, and fruitfulness (in part because clover grows so quickly and easily), faith, hope, and love to god/goddess energy, time, and balance. Across its many symbolic meanings, however, clover again and again brings up the themes of spirituality and success, perhaps cementing its perception as a charm of luck.

Black Hills Gold jewelry, too, has long been considered ‘a lucky charm’, with the legend of the grapes and leaves stemming from a story about a man on the brink of fatal dehydration whose vision of grapevines inspired him to press on in his search for sustenance, ultimately finding the water he so desperately needed.

While embracing the traditional symbol of the shamrock as a way to channel some of the long-touted luck of the Irish can’t exactly be proven, one thing is for sure; anyone who receives a gift of Black Hills Gold Jewelry – perhaps particularly if it is in the form of a shamrock – is, truly, quite lucky.

Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman offers a stunning selection of “lucky” charms in the tradition of horseshoes, crosses, and – of course – shamrocks. The signature pink and green coloring lends itself beautifully to the symbol of success, making these unique symbols all the more stunning. Crafted by the finest goldsmiths around, the quality of each piece promises to remind generation after generation of wearers just how lucky they are.

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Do You Believe in the Easter Bunny?

CC-Feb-2016-LRemember the Easter Egg Hunt? The unbridled joy of running around in the yard or house, dressed in your Sunday best, to see what treasure lie in the brightly colored plastic eggs hidden beneath bushes or at the feet of a newly blossoming tree?

Adulthood brings a somewhat different perspective on the holiday, perhaps a more introspective one, and often it also brings a bitersweet sense of loss. There was such a magic around Easter as a child… The legendary Easter Bunny summoned visions of baskets filled to overflowing with trinkets and treasures to the delight of the sharp-eyed egg-hunters.

This year, why not bring back a little of that Easter magic? Oh, sure you can buy a delicious little gift of chocolate in the shape of an egg, or a package of marshmallow bunnies, but perhaps instead of a pink plastic egg, a lovely jewelry box would fit the bill – with a gift inside truly reminiscent of the message of the season. Perhaps a pendant or pair of earrings adorned with a finely crafted Black Hills gold cross, or a stunning onyx and silver rosary would light up the face of a special loved one – the way candy did when they were a child.

This year, make the Bunny real again, with an inspirational gift from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman.

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Tell Those You Love That You Do


Valentines Day has long been a rather polarizing holiday… The vast majority of us either love it or loathe it, and for a wide array of reasons.

Some loathe it because they consider it a manufactured holiday, others because they don’t have a special romantic interest with whom to share the decadent chocolates, still others because they are one of the many loving hearts who inevitably forget all about it until the very last minute, and then find themselves frantically scampering around town looking for a gift and finding stores closed, looking for chocolates and finding nothing but stale gas station versions, or looking for flowers and finding only dandelions – and badly wilted ones at that.

There is a lot to love about Valentines Day, however, and while it can be easy to forget it in the frantic run around, it really is there. You can walk into any flower shop in town and bask in the fragrance of the coming Spring. Seriously. Try it. It smells incredible. It is also a great opportunity to find a new restaurant in town and explore the culinary corners of your world. Arguably one of the best happy circumstances that arises around Valentines Day are the great deals you can get at your favorite local or online Black Hills Gold Jewelry retailer!

Regardless of your particular opinion of the holiday, Valentines Day does serve one particularly wonderful purpose; it reminds us to TELL those we love, that we do. So much of our lives become mundane; the same schedules, the same meals, the same bedtime routine. Even saying “I love you” becomes common place, a reflex as our partner walks out the door for the day or just before we say goodnight. These connections, however, are where the truth of our families, even our communities, lies. These deeply loving relationships – whether friend to friend, child to mother, or romantic partner to romantic partner… even from you to yourself – these connections are the cornerstones of our lives. Our cherished relationships are the beautiful gems that make life so particularly beautiful and Valentines Day is a bright and joyful reminder to take a moment of gratitude for them.

Here at Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman, we specialize is celebrating special people and special moments. Our handcrafted, genuine Black Hills Gold Jewelry is known across the country for its heirloom quality and unique styling. If you are loathing the run-around this Valentines Day, let Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman save the day with a stunning artisan crafted piece that will remind those closest to you, every day, that you love them.

Find a moment this Valentines Day to tell the person you love the most in the world that they matter to you. And, maybe even surprise them with a gift of Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman too.

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Coleman Elves are Busy at Work

Santa_in_SleighOh what fun! 2015 has been such a wonderful year here at Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman and we are so grateful for our many valued customers who have made our year so merry and bright.

As the snow and frost come to cover the ground here in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, our staff have donned their elf hat and shoes, and are hard at work crafting the highest quality gifts of Black Hills Gold and Sterling Silver jewelry on our long list of orders.

Heirloom quality takes time, of course, and our workshop full of merry little elves is working at full capacity to deliver each and every person on our list a forever gift that will make this Christmas one that will never be forgotten… a gift that can be handed down for generations to come.

If you’ve already placed your order for the perfect gift from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman, we are asking for your patience while we craft your piece with the same legendary quality that has long distinguished us.

We here at Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman wish each and every one of you a holiday season that warms your heart and lifts your spirits. May you all be blessed with the love of family and friends, and all the warmth of the season.

Happy Holidays! From all of us, at Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD


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Select a Gift from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman


If the weather forecast is any indication, winter is officially on its way to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Soon, we will gather with our family and friends in warm sweaters and scarves, and count our many blessings. We will laugh and reminisce, maybe play games together or watch the game… and then settle in warm beds with full bellies and rest with thoughts of the coming holiday dancing in our heads.

Whether you are the kind of shopper that loves the hunt for a killer deal, and is anxiously in line at 2am for Black Friday deals, or the kind of shopper that prefers to get your gifts in a local store at a somewhat more appropriate hour, the hard truth remains the same; there are just four weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Like it or not, ‘now’ is none too soon to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones.

While there is truly an innumerable selection of products for you to choose from for this purpose, a gift from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman truly stands out as an exceptional and unique gift. Each piece is handcrafted by Black Hills artisans making it a gift to both your loved one, and your community. The heirloom quality for which Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is known, means your gift will stand the test of time, and become a treasured memento passed on from generation to generation. The wide array of designs caters to every interest and means you can choose a thoughtful and meaningful gift for everyone on your list.

To view our selection of designs, and for more information on where to shop, visit http://www.BlackHillsGoldJewelrybyColeman.com or call us at 800-874-9926.

Soak up the blessings of the holiday season, and let Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman help you give a special and timeless gift.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Commemorate a truly magical love this season – a season to ‘fall’ in love!


While the temperatures of late are not indicative of the traditional ‘fall’ season, the season is – in fact – here. And for all its unusual warmth the fact remains; fall is a truly magic time. Hung beautifully between warm and cold, summer and winter, t-shirt season and stocking hat season, this is a time of year when the wonder of nature is perhaps most evident and we – almost reflexively – stand in awe of the beauty and magic that is fall.

As the leaves turn and fall, and the winds send them scattering, we reflect back on all the year has brought to us and changed in our lives. For many of us this means warm memories of time with family and friends… and love. Maybe it’s the beautifully falling leaves, or the time spent snuggling up with a warm cup of coffee and your favorite person, but something about this delightful time of year is the perfect inspiration for a perfect proposal.

Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is proud to offer couples all over the Hills – and anywhere else in the world you might be, for that matter – a unique collection of heirloom quality bridal mounts. These handcrafted designs are the perfect compliment to the diamond of your choice, making your Black Hills Gold Jewelry bridal set truly one-of-a-kind.

Commemorate a truly magical love this season with a bridal set that is uniquely ‘you’, starting with a bridal mount from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Home on the Range


Have you noticed it yet? Little patches of leaves on otherwise green leaved trees are turning bright yellow – some litter the ground beneath the tree, others hang on until they deepen their shade and surrender their hold to the winds of fall. The official date isn’t until the 23rd, but nature doesn’t much care about calendars and if the leaves weren’t enough, the crisp morning air is carrying the whisper of the coming season. Fall is almost here.

It seems, sometimes, that fall is the most widely loved season; the bustle of summer is over, the long hot days have passed and the time has come to slow down, get back into a routine, and settle in for the delightful quiet of winter. It seems the same is true for nature, and in sync with nature’s perfect timing, one of the Black Hills’ favorite events – the 50th annual Buffalo Roundup – is coming close on the heels of the official start of fall.

The season of falling leaves, football games, and family gathering close to home is almost here. This year, bring home a beautiful piece of jewelry reminiscent of the season. The signature leaves and grapes of Black Hills Gold jewelry are the perfect compliment to any fall festivities. This year, bring home a touch of handcrafted elegance you can wear, a piece that will remind you that – especially this time of year –  there’s no place like home.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Where has the time gone?


It may not officially be ‘fall’ yet, but if the recent dramatic change in weather is any indication, it isn’t far off. Just over a month, actually. Where has the time gone?

Oh, yes, of course! It’s gone to camping, kayaking, swimming, family vacations, summer jobs, lake days, and of course, navigating traffic and road construction. We’ve certainly soaked up the sun, enjoyed our time outdoors, and (hopefully) relaxed away hot nights with ice tea and great friends.

Time marches on for all of us though, and in the next few weeks vacationers will clear out of our campgrounds, public pools will close their gates, and parents will load up shopping carts with school supplies. While for many this ending of the summer season is somewhat sad, it brings with it a whole new season and a different kind of joy. A calmer, quieter, more peaceful season is just around the corner. It’s soon going to be time to pull out sweaters and school books, cover the boat and the garden, and take a drive through the countryside to watch the leaves turn.

Every season has its turn, its time. In celebration of this every-changing beauty, Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is proud to feature their stunning collection of men’s and ladies’ time pieces. Each piece is delicately embellished with the signature Black Hills Gold rose and green gold leaves that make Black Hills Gold Jewelry By Coleman an heirloom quality gift for yourself or for someone who has shared this time with you. From ornate watch bands to tradition leather wrist bands, retailers carry a wide variety to match almost every style.  Browse our online retailers or visit a retailer to find yours.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Commemorate Your Ride to the Black Hills of South Dakota


What started with a gathering of locals and a little over a handful of motorcycle racers in 1938 has gown over the years to hundreds of thousands of cyclists coming from all corners of the globe to participate in what has arguably become the greatest of all motorcycle events; the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

For 75 years motorcycle enthusiasts, industry leaders, and entertainment gurus have come together to create something legendary, and this year is expected to be the biggest turnout ever. Likely nearly 1 million people will descend upon the tiny town of Sturgis, and the Black Hills of South Dakota to celebrate the machine, the experience, and the lifestyle. Entertainment legends like Alice Cooper, The Guess Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx and many, many more will be performing all over the region. There will be food and drink galore, races, shopping, even weddings! If ever there was an event for Motorcycle fans to commemorate, this is it.

That’s where Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman comes in. With a wide selection of earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets, charms, pins, and even key chains, Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has a gift for you or the motorcycle lover in your life. Handcrafted with the signature Black Hills Gold grape and leaf motif, these heirloom quality keepsakes will proudly be passed down from generation to generation.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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