Black Hills Gold Pendant

# G LPE75

Black Hills Gold Pendant

# G LPE75

Glpe75 Bhg Leaf Pend Classic C

$548

Product Details

Stock Number G LPE75
Department Fashion
Type Pendant

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Jurgens Jewelers Black Hills Gold
Black Hills Gold

According to legend, the origin of Black Hills Gold was inspired by a French goldsmith, Heri LeBeau. Many years ago, the young Frenchman designed and made jewelry in Paris. After he perfected his method, he came to America. During the 1849 Gold Rush days, he decided to go to California and make his fortune. When he reached the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, he became hopelessly lost in the wilderness. He wandered for days without food or water. By some miracle of nature he had a vision of running water with grape leaves floating in a stream from a nearby vineyard. The vision was real and his life was saved. Henri never did strike gold of his own but he did stay in the Black Hills where he continued his craft. Influenced by his mystical experience, the jewelry he created took the shape of grape clusters and leaves, fashioned in rose, green and yellow gold. The familiar design is almost the same as it was a century ago. Today, each piece of Black Hills Gold Jewelry is manufactured through a series of up to 40 different steps. Each tiny leaf or swirl is made with infinite care. The perfection ...