Memory is fleeting but Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is forever

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Summer is often a time for families to reconnect. The kids are out of school, the days are long and warm, and vacation time that’s been saved all year can finally be put to use. Here in the Black Hills, we see a lot of vacationers. Every year we welcome tourists in droves, from all over the country and the world, drawn – presumably – to many of the very things that keep locals here year round. Hikes, bike trips, kayak adventures, cave exploration, fishing and camping weekends, rock climbing expeditions, scores of community festivals and events… for some, even just the beauty and sanctuary of the Black Hills flutters the heart and stirs the soul.

And every year in the fall we see fewer and fewer out of state plates, the campgrounds close down, and families pack up their pictures and head home. Maybe their photos are eventually transferred to a computer, perhaps a few are printed and put into a photo book, maybe one is chosen for the family holiday card. For the most part, though, the photos are stored away, the adventure fades and the whole experience is distilled down to a fragile memory of “the summer we spent in the Hills.”

Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is on a mission to change all that. Our skilled artisans have handcrafted a whole series of pieces over the years, gorgeous works to memorialize your favorite memories of your time here in the mountain oasis on the edge of the Great Plains. Delicately tooled Sterling Silver and Black Hills Gold have been crafted as Charms and Memory Beads designed to work with your memory bracelet of choice. Each piece is of the highest quality, ensuring that every time your memory bracelet is noticed by a stranger or a friend, it will forever remind you of the fond memories you created here in the Black Hills of South Dakota or anywhere in the world where you purchased your Coleman Black Hills Gold Jewelry Charms or Memory Beads.

Have a magnificent summer!

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Have a Blast in the Black Hills of SD USA

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Fireworks have been a part of the Fourth of July tradition in this country for more than two centuries and for those of us who live in regions where fireworks are still used for such festivities, it would be hard to imagine the celebration without them. Particularly, the fourth of July celebration. And particularly, here in the Black Hills of South Dakota. There is something that is stirred in a person, standing with hand over heart, joining the chorus of voices singing the national anthem just before the first glittering rains of color fall from the explosion overhead, and that feeling is magnified ten fold when the view before you is the stunning sculpture we know as Mount Rushmore.

The fourth of July is a big deal in the Black Hills. Almost every little community in the area hosts celebrations from parades and car shows to farmer’s market and vendor exhibits. You can tour the city of Presidents (named the most patriotic city by Rand McNally, 2011), check out a nationally renown fireworks display over the Homestake Open Cut in Lead or enjoy an old fashioned rodeo in Belle Fourche. No matter where you go or what you do in the Black Hills of South Dakota over the fourth of July, you’re sure to have a blast!

If the Black Hills is the perfect place to spend your holiday, then Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman is the perfect way to commemorate your trip. With an incredible array of styles handcrafted in their signature heirloom quality sterling silver and karat gold accented with Black Hills Gold leaves, there is a perfect piece for everyone. You’ll have a blast in the Black Hills, and Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman will help make sure you’ll never forget it.

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Return Your Love to Your Dad!

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For many of us, our mothers are the nurturers… they worry about what we eat long before we’ve ever entered the world, they worry about our grades when we’re in pre-school, they analyze and reanalyze our relationships and our career interests… all in the name of raising brilliant young stars who will have a powerfully positive impact on the world.

Fathers have those same hopes and dreams for us. That same desire to teach us all we need to know before they have to pat us on the back and send us out into the world armed with only our belief in a hopeful future…and perhaps a few golden nuggets of wisdom passed down through the generations.

Profound lessons like “Were you born in a barn?” could be taken as somewhat insulting at first glance, but the perspective of adulthood shines a much different light. The real message here is “comfort has a cost. Take care of the home you have. Close the door.”

Then there’s the ever-popular dad-ism “If you’re going to dance, you have to pay the fiddler.” Really, dad? What if the fiddler just likes to fiddle? Besides, who says you have to have a fiddler to dance? Yet again, however, with the dawn of adulthood, it’s safe to say, he makes a good point; every action and choice has a consequence – good or bad. Know the cost. Truly, wise words.

Dad’s response to the weak argument “everyone else is doing it,” just as quickly became a powerful – albeit cliche – come-back; “If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” Well, if the river below is a party and if the bridge isn’t very tall…” Dad knew, though, that he was teaching us to think for ourselves – even if we didn’t understand it that way at first.

Maybe when he said “Does it look like I’m made of money?” what he meant was “of course I want to give you anything and everything your heart desires, but it’s not possible so I’m doing the best I can to provide for you.” And he did.

Dad may not have shown it the way mom did with long conversations and home-cooked meals… but he loved us. He showed us with 1am trips to the pharmacy for baby-asprin, weekends spent fixing our cars, and warm, safe places to go to sleep at night. He may have had some funny ways of saying it, but our dads loved us. This father’s day, give dad a quiet reminder that you love him too, and that – especially after all these years – you understand what he was trying to say.

Shop online or at your favorite, local retailer for a special piece of Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman to return your love to your dad!

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Who’s Your Special Parent Figure?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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!

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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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