Have you ever looked upon one of the many beautiful Miss Rodeo America’s and couldn’t take your eyes off of that mesmerizing, glistening gold creation on her hat and thought, “What is with her beautiful crown?” Well now is the perfect time to introduce you to #What’sWithHerCrownWednesdays where we will be featuring facts about the iconic Miss Rodeo America crown along with information on the many unique state rodeo queen crowns.
First, let’s get you started on the basics of the crown that has become a symbol of the Miss Rodeo America Organization. The crown is made and sponsored by Landstrom’s Original Black Hills Gold Creations of Rapid City, South Dakota. The first crown was created in 1965 and currently resides in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The beautiful Black Hills Gold design features grape leaf clusters and vines and consists of several cultured pearls and alexandrite stones. A 1981 Federal Mandate states that Black Hills Gold Jewelry must be manufactured within the Black Hills region of South Dakota and Wyoming.
This information truly is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the tradition, craftsmanship, and beauty of this crown. Keep up with the Miss Rodeo America Facebook page to learn many of the other amazing facts! Also, check out Lanstrom’s website to own your own piece of Black Hills Gold jewelery. http://www.landstroms.com/