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Made in South Dakota, USA
This beautiful sterling silver pendant is adorned by an playful turtle design. It features traditional Black Hills Gold styling accented by 12k Gold rose and green colored leaves. Comes with a complimentary 18" sterling silver chain.
Metal: Sterling Silver & 12K Gold
About Mt Rushmore Black Hills Gold...
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.