Over 100 years ago, a young French goldsmith named Henri LeBeau came to the United States to make his fortune after hearing of the 1876 Black Hills Gold Rush. Henri was unfamiliar with the rugged Black Hills terrain and became hopelessly lost. Almost dying of starvation, he stumbled upon wild grapes that saved his life. In honor of the lifesaving grapes, he created jewelry which he called the “good luck” jewelry. Other gold miners wanted good luck, so LeBeau’s jewelry soon became known as Black Hills Gold.
Today at Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold we use the same elements of pink and green gold leaves with clusters of yellow gold grapes. However, going beyond LeBeau’s original creations, our gifted designers now bring creativity that has transformed these simple components into beautiful, artful pieces of jewelry. Our Black Hills Gold necklaces incorporate the pink and green gold leaf designs. You can find them set with a variety of gemstones and beautiful center and accent diamonds. No matter the occasion, this unique look makes certain that no other necklace will be like yours.