Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is part of the Western United States, the Southwestern United States, and the Mountain States. Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the 50 United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 10.17% since the 2010 United States Census.
The state was named for the Colorado River, which Spanish travelers named the Río Colorado for the ruddy (Spanish: colorado) silt the river carried from the mountains. The Territory of Colorado was organized on February 28, 1861, and on August 1, 1876, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Proclamation 230 admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. Colorado is nicknamed the “Centennial State” because it became a state in the same year as the centennial of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Colorado is bordered by Wyoming to the north, Nebraska to the northeast, Kansas to the east, Oklahoma to the southeast, New Mexico to the south, Utah to the west, and Arizona to the southwest at the Four Corners. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands.
Colorado, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest city, features a vibrant downtown area.
Since our founding in 1971, Shane Co. has established itself as one of the country’s premier independent jewelers. However, the Shane family tradition of excelling in the diamond and jewelry industry began long before that.
My grandfather, Charles Shane, purchased his first jewelry store in Cleveland, Ohio in 1929. It was the year of the stock market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression. As difficult as business was in general, the jewelry business was nearly impossible. But his persistence and commitment to quality, value and customer service persevered through the hardest economic times in American history.
My dad, Richard Shane, joined the family enterprise following his World War II military service. Over the years, he piloted a single store into one of the largest jewelry chains in the Midwest.
In 1971, I decided to start my own jewelry business. I incorporated my father’s and grandfather’s commitment to quality, value and customer service, in addition to offering customers a unique educational opportunity. My vision was to make sure that all of our customers had enough knowledge about their jewelry options to make truly informed purchasing decisions.
9790 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112-3704