Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gov. Ritter to unveil “Key to the State”

Gov. Bill Ritter will unveil the key to the state of Colorado Tuesday. The key, which has been in storage at the Colorado History Museum for a quarter-century, will be on permanent view somewhere in the Capitol rotunda, Ritter spokeswoman Myung Oak Kim said.

The key was made by locally based Hyde Park Jewelers.

The key is made of three ounces of 14 carat yellow gold, one ounce of 18 carat yellow gold, 1.5 ounces of sterling silver, 2.6 carats of yellow sapphires, 2.7 carats of blue sapphires and 4.75 carats of round brilliant diamonds. The Key incorporates Colorado’s snowcap mountains and the state seal.    More -

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