Stamper Jewelry is created at a factory in the Black Hills of South
Dakota from Karat gold (10, 12 and 14k). Pure gold is
yellow. The process of alloying is used to achieve the pale pinks
and greens depicting the leaves and roses. Alloying not only
creates new colors, but also hardens the precious metal for lasting
Genuine Black Hills Gold is very labor intensive to
produce. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by 30 to 40 skilled
artisans. These people are adept at the several phases the jewelry
must go through, including wriggling, engraving and final polishing,
which are required to produce Stamper jewelry.
The treatment to the leaves on Black Hills Gold gives the
jewelry a distinctive quality. Using the tools designed by E.F.
Stamper, the soft-frosted finish is accomplished by a process called
wriggling. A special wriggling blade is passed across the surface
in two separate directions. An hand engraver fashions the veins of
the leaves using an innovative technique developed by Stamper, which is
slightly different from the historical diamond cut. This creates
the unique sparkle of the finished piece.
From original design to hand-craftsmanship, quality is the
tradition of Stamper Genuine Black Hills Gold Jewelry. The Stamper
styling unites the past with contemporary fashions in a unique class of