Black Hills gold jewelry is produced in South Dakota's Black Hills. This type of gold features tones of green, gold and pink, as well as leaf designs and patterns. To create the colors, yellow gold is combined with both silver and copper. Black Hills gold's unique look makes it sought after among jewelry lovers. 

If you're looking for a beautiful way to express your love or friendship to a special woman in your life, consider treating her to a Black Hills gold ring. A ring makes an ideal gift for almost any type of occasion or holiday, including birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day, bridal showers and anniversaries. 

Black Hills gold rings come in a variety of styles, so you'll have no problem choosing one to reflect the recipient's personal preferences. Some possible ring designs include multi-colored leaves by themselves or in combination with flower patterns, leaves and rows of diamonds, and leaves set off by one pearl or opal centerpiece. You can also find Black Hills gold rings feature other types of gemstones, such as sapphires, emeralds and rubies. 

If you own a Black Hills gold ring yourself or want to instruct the gift recipient on how to care for theirs, here are some maintenance tips.

Daily Care

1. Avoid Getting Wet

One of the most important things you can do to ensure the long life and quality of a Black Hills gold ring is to remove it before getting your hands wet. For instance, always take it off prior to taking a shower or washing dishes unless you're wearing protective gloves. 

This is especially important if you're using harsh cleaning products, such ammonia or bleach, which can both damage the gold. Also, always take your ring off before putting on hand cream, which can dull the gold's luster. 

2. Store in a Secure Location

If you take your ring off before going to bed, place it in a secure location, such as inside a jewelry box or on a stand. Avoid placing it near a sink or in direct sunlight, such as near a window. 

Deep Cleaning

1. Professional Care

At least twice a year, take your Black Hills gold ring to a jeweler to have it deep-cleaned. This will remove any unsightly mineral deposits or dulling products, such as lotions or hair care items.

2. At-Home Cleaning

In between professional ring cleanings, you can clean the jewelry piece with products designed especially for use on Black Hills gold. Use a buffing cloth to restore shine after cleaning the ring.