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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CC-June-2015-LSomehow the Day for Dads gets rather lost between the flurry of early summer activity and the holiday celebrating our independence, but it doesn’t mean we don’t love our fathers. For many of us they were the enforcer of the house rules and in that role, somewhat intimidating. In truth though, our fathers were – and are – so much more.

Many of our dads were the ones who fixed our bicycles and later our cars, and probably suffered through a good bit of lurching around town while we learned to drive. They were the ones that dressed in uncomfortable suits and let us stand on their feet to dance at weddings, or taught us how to tie our first tie and encouraged us to talk to the girl. They loved us deeply, and it showed in loads of laundry turned pink and dinners burned in the oven in valiant efforts to help.

A lot of us probably didn’t tell him thank you, though. We probably asked to borrow the keys to his car, asked him to fix our gadgets, and complained; about curfews and burned dinners and pink T-shirts.

This Father’s Day, give dad a gift that will forever remind him that even though we may not have said it much when we were kids, we knew we were loved, and we were – and still are – grateful for all he did and all he gave. This Father’s Day, give him a little something that will last as long as his lessons on changing a tire – give dad a treasure, a memento, set in sterling silver or 10K yellow gold accented with Black Hills Gold leaves. An heirloom quality ring, watch, or tack pin from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman will remind dad every day that he is appreciated, and he is loved.

There are many wonderful men out there giving all they can to be wonderful fathers. If you have one of these special paragons in your life, hold him close and remind him today that you are grateful.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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“They are Shrieking for Freedom!”

CC-May-2015-LFor many of us Memorial Day is the unofficial mark of summer, full of fun-in-the-sun activities, and quick trips to spend time with family and friends. Most of us, too though, hold a place in our hearts and minds to honor and thank those who have given us this important day. There are few sacrifices as great as the one made by our military personnel and their families who give up many of their own freedoms to safeguard ours.

It is said that during one of the battles of the Revolutionary war, the noise of the conflict woke several eagles and they flew from their nests, circling over the heads of the fighting man and screeching in protest of the noise. The patriots said “They are shrieking for freedom!”

For most of our country’s life, the Bald Eagle has represented freedom, strength and resilience, bringing hope and pride when we’ve struggled and suffered. It has buoyed the spirits of our troops and our citizens alike, reminding us that even when we’ve been injured, the American spirit will rise and prevail.

On this day of honoring and remembering our heroes, what better gift to give than this grand symbol of our nation? Handcrafted of the highest quality, Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman’s collection of rings, pendants and tack pins bearing the mark of the eagle will be a lasting memorial to loved ones who have served, worthy of passing on from generation to generation.

This Memorial Day, as we enjoy the freedoms so many have fought and died for, let us all pause for a moment and remember what we have because of what they have given.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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They Don’t Build ’em Like They Use To!


“They don’t build ‘em like they used to” Many a grandparent – or even parent in some cases – has uttered these words, often whilst holding the remnants of some expensive tool or gadget in their hands. Arguably, though, truer words have never been spoken. It seems “these days”, nothing is built to last. Often, even when the hardware, the raw materials hold up, the software necessary to run the thing was outdated six months after you bought it on sale and it has become an expensive paperweight. The term ‘heirloom quality’ is rarely heard because such quality itself is rare.

Refreshingly, however, there are a few blessed things that can still qualify for the heirloom list; fine furniture, fine art, and – of course – fine jewelry. Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has long held a tradition of quality, a proud standard to ensure that each handcrafted piece is fit to stand the test of time, and be lovingly handed down from generation to generation, looking as fine as it did the first time it was gifted. Delicately detailed and featuring a wide array of precious and semi-precious stones, every stunning piece is carefully created by local artisans right here in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here at Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman, each piece has a history of its own before it’s ever offered for sale. This spring, shop one of our many retailers and give a gift that will last for generations – for any occasion.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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A Piece of Spring for Generations to Come


It’s SPRING! All over the world, all of nature is doing a happy dance. The season of warmth and birth, renewal and growth is just around the corner the little green buds on the ends of the naked winter branches is proof. It’s almost here.

There is something so particularly magnificent about this season; the hope and joy that every green leaf and blade of grass inspires in each of us after a long winter of grey and brown. It seems, that no matter what the cold and dirty and dark of winter has brought, the light and warm and gentle rains of spring will wash it all away and make space for something new and beautiful.

Fling yourself into spring with a beautiful piece of Black Hills Gold jewelry to commemorate the season. We have butterflies, bumble bees, dragonflies and a wide assortment of other designs to help you keep a little bit of that spring feeling all year long. Of course, since each piece is considered an heirloom, they make great gifts for special spring occasions such as First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Baptism and Graduation. A piece of spring from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman will reflect the color and joy of the season for generations to come.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Is Summer here Yet

BlackHills2015 is off to a beautiful start here in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Our average temperatures in January and February were around 38 degrees. Last month there were motorcycles out in droves as the thermometer crept upwards of 70! While our skiers are less than thrilled, the community at large seems to be happily embracing the early spring; hiking and biking trails are packed, even the sand volley ball courts are drawing crowds.

A time of year that is generally rather grey, in all senses of the term, is suddenly full of sunshine and while there aren’t buds on the trees or flowers yet, there also aren’t dirty piles of snow in the corners of the parking lots. That alone is reason to celebrate!

In the spirit of our unexpected Spring, visit our website and check out the beautiful gemstones in an array of spring-y colors, set in stunning Black Hills gold or sterling silver. Treat yourself to a Black Hills Gold hummingbird, butterfly, or dragonfly to wear around your neck. Or, if you are a lover of the winter, summon the snow with a pair of stunning sterling silver snowflake earrings!

No matter the season, there is something for everyone at Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Cupid Strikes Again

CC-Jan-2015-LWhere he comes from, no one knows for sure… the bare-bottomed cherub of desire. Effortlessly fluttering from one pair of lovers to another on his delicate little wings, love’s favorite angel is the preeminent matchmaker. Armed with his little heart shaped arrows and drawstring bow, Cupid rules all things love, striking passion deep into the hearts of the hapless humans in his sights, rendering them madly, and helplessly, in love. While the wounds inflicted by his magical armament may not be visible to the naked eye, every target knows when they’ve been struck; a quickened heart, sweating palms, and an inexplicable need to make a fool of oneself in front of the object of their desire – usually beginning with an awkward and breathless introduction. Almost instantly there is magic in the eyes of both lovers, and all else ceases to exist, the world swirling around two people captured for an eternal moment in the other’s gaze.

Or, at least that’s how it happens in the fairytales. For everyone who’s ever been in love, though, the experience is not that far from the truth. Suddenly there is little we wouldn’t do for the one we love, and everything we want to do, we want to do with them at our side. Fairytale or not, on Valentine’s Day, Cupid’s heart shaped arrows remind each of us to show those most dear to our hearts that we love them – beyond measure, beyond reason; madly and helplessly.

This year, give the person you will make yourself a fool for, a gift that will be loved forever – a specially crafted piece of Coleman Black Hills Gold Jewelry. Give them a reminder, with every glance at its sparkle and shine, that you are grateful for the marksmanship of the icon of love… that you are thrilled to be in love. With them.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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It’s a Magical Christmas

CC-Dec-2014-LThe holiday season is upon us again, and all over our beautiful little world, children are anticipating the arrival of Old Saint Nick, parents are scrambling to make it to Christmas Concerts, and holiday party goers are making the season merry and bright.

There’s such magic in this particular holiday season, above even, that carried by the greatest elf of all – Chris Kringle – and all he represents. There’s a magic in the warming of our hearts, in the twinkling lights in homes all over the world, in the deep desire to give to others. Even mother nature herself holds a special kind of magic this time of year.

There are few things quite as awe inspiring as the sight of an undisturbed blanket of new fallen snow, the silence of a forest covered in frosty white, or the vision of thousands of delicate flakes drifting toward the ground. There’s something special about the face of a child turned up toward the sky hoping to taste winter itself in the delicate lace of frost that dissolves on their tongue. There is something magical about winter itself, about an earth gone quiet this time of year and the chance for each of us to do the same, starting our mark of time over again with a new year, new hope, and new opportunity.

This holiday, Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman has a beautiful way to share a little of winter’s magic with those you love. Our Snowflake collection is, as always, handcrafted of heirloom quality genuine Black Hills Gold and silver.  Our collection is featured in our December Coleman Crier. This year, carry the holiday season with you – and all the joyful hope of a new year – with a token of winter magic; the snowflake.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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Honor a Veteran Close to Your Heart

CC-Nov-2014-LIt takes a special kind of person to give up certain freedoms so that others may keep theirs… to give up time with their families, so that others may have more. It takes a special kind of person to give up everything – in some cases even their lives – so that others may have a better one.

The words “Thank you” could never be enough to truly tell our veterans how grateful we are for our freedoms, and for the sacrifices they make so our lives can be so beautiful.

This year, honor a vet close to your heart with a high quality, handcrafted gift of gratitude from Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman. From pendants and tack pins, to rings, watches and other accessories, we have a wide array of gifts featuring the symbol of our nation’s strength and freedom – the Eagle – to make this year’s honor one the men and women who have worn our uniform won’t forget. Delicately crafted of genuine karat gold or sterling silver, or set on a stunning background of rich black onyx, these mighty birds embody the rugged and beautiful spirit of our nation and it’s service members.

During the month of remembering our veterans, consider a gift that will remind the service member in your life that you think of them and their sacrifice often, and that you could not be more grateful for what they have done for you, and for all of us.

By Jaci Kennison, JLance Freelance, Rapid City, SD

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