According to legend, a French goldsmith named Henri LeBeau became lost during
the "gold rush days" of the middle 1870s in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He
fell asleep believing he was dying of thirst and starvation. During a dream, he
saw a mountain stream with grapevines growing on its banks.
Upon awakening, he walked over a rise and found the stream and grapevines just
as he had in his dream and, out of gratitude, dedicated his life and talents to
creating jewelry in the shapes of grape clusters and leaves fashioned in rose,
green and yellow gold.
Today, a series of up to 40 different steps are
necessary to capture the same dramatic detail in our traditional and
contemporary Black Hills Gold designs.
Legend has it . . . Good luck comes to
all who wear Black Hills Gold Jewelry.