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Wedding Ring Sets
Men's Rings - Wedding
Earrings - Butterflies & Dragonflies
Bracelets - Animals
Sets - Roses
Stones: .06 TCW
Metal: .925 Sterling Silver & 12K Gold
The 1876 gold rush brought all sorts of characters to the Black Hills, including French jeweler Henri LeBeau who hoped to strike gold and make his fortune.
Legend has it that LeBeau, unfamiliar with the territory, became lost in the Black Hills wilderness. He collapsed of exhaustion and dreamed of lush grape vineyards from his home country. After awaking starved and parched, LeBeau luckily stumbled across native South Dakotan grape vines growing near a creek. LeBeau's life was saved and a legend was born.
In honor of the lifesaving grapes, LeBeau crafted gold "good luck" jewelry featuring the grape vine motif. The trend spread among other miners hoping for a little luck and LeBeau's jewelry soon became known as Black Hills Gold.