Top 5 Black Hills Gold Wedding Rings and Their History

Whether you’re searching for a wedding ring set or women’s engagement ring, this is a great place to check out the top 5 pieces of bridal jewelry by Black Hills Gold.

I kept seeing “black hills gold” come back as a searched term on our Ring Finder, here. And I was kind of stumped, because I didn’t know what that meant. Was it a type of gold? Black gold? No, that’s oil! And I have watched way too many episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies… aye. Anyway, it didn’t take much digging to discover that Black Hills Gold Jewelry has a bit of a history.

Black Hills Gold Jewelry History

Sadle up, because this story is interesting! The Black Hills are another name for South Dakota. In the 1800’s General Custer was invading the Black Hills that were occupied by the Sioux Indians. You’ve heard of the gold rush, yes? Well, this is one of the places it happened. Gold was found in the water, and the town of Deadwood was born. People from all over flocked to Deadwood to get rich. It was a hotspot.

One of those people was Henri LeaBeau – a French prospector/goldsmith. One night he found himself dreaming of the vineyards in France. He woke up and discovered a stream, which helped him find some food (grapes) and he didn’t die. He decided to live in South Dakota and he used his dream as inspiration for jewelry he created. He used imagery and symbols of the grapes that had literally saved his life. He also used three different colors of gold.

Henri trained S.T. Butler, and he with his son George M. Butler opened a Black Hills Gold manufacturing store in Deadwood. By 1919 the company was split – F.L. Thorpe Company and the Black Hills Jewelry Manufacturing Company. The latter was bought in 1944 by Ivan Landstrom.

Later in 1995 Landstrom was able to buy the F.L. Thorpe Co, so he now owns all original designs for the Black Hills Gold jewelry.

As you can see, it’s a wonderful American company with some very strong roots. No wonder people are still such fans of it today!

Black Hills Gold Wedding Rings

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10k Gold Black Hills Diamond Bridal Set with Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring from Coleman with .10 carat Center Diamond
$681.60
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Black Hills 10k Gold Womens Diamond Bridal Set with Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring with .10 carat Center Diamond
$614.00
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Black Hills 10k Gold Womens Diamond Wedding Set from Coleman with Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring (.10 carat Center Diamond)
$547.10
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Womens Black Hills Gold Diamond Wedding Ring from Coleman
$271.00
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10k Gold Black Hills Diamond Wedding Ring Set from Coleman with Engagement Ring & Wedding Ring (.10 carat Center Diamond)
$461.80
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Bonus:

Beautiful! 14K Yellow-gold Black Hills Gold Diamond Engagement and Wedding Ring Set
$999.99 (Sale)
I think it’s really pretty and I saw it after the collage was done, so this is a bonus!
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