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Miss Rodeo America Katherine Merck at Montana Silversmiths

By Wrangler Network contributor Miss Rodeo America

Jewelry is a staple of any cowgirl’s wardrobe – especially when that cowgirl is a rodeo queen! Miss Rodeo America’s partnership with Montana Silversmiths sends the reigning queen to Columbus, Montana each year for a tour of the factory and photo shoot for their holiday catalog and advertising.

I have an even greater appreciation for Montana Silversmiths after learning the hours of craftsmanship that go into each piece of jewelry and each buckle that they create. One of my favorite parts of the tour was watching my very own buckle get cleaned up for the photo shoot and learning how many different people played a part in its creation.

After learning about the process from design to manufacturing, I was honored to model the newest pieces during our photo shoot. In typical Montana fashion, I started the morning in the snow wearing a fur coat and ended the day riding a horse in the sunshine! Check out the highlights of my trip and pick up some Montana Silversmiths so that you can get your shine on, too!