“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 Often, even when the hardware, the raw materials hold up, the software necessary to run the thing was outdated six months after you bought it on sale and it has become an expensive paperweight.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