About Black Forest

"I am EXTREMELY impressed with your work, the dedicated employees that obviously take great pride in doing a great job that EXCEEDED my highest expectation of just how great you care for your customers, and how your many years of manufacturing customized high quality products allows you to always be at the ready to help in any way possible." ~ John T. (Customer)
We are committed to our customers' success from start to finish.

Thank you for choosing Black Forest! Locally owned and operated in Owatonna, Minnesota since 1984, Black Forest has been a leader in jewelry manufacturing and employee recognition for over 35 years. We work with distributors to help them meet the needs of their customers no matter how big or small the project might be. From years of service, safety, recognizing an accomplishment, and anything in between, we can create the ultimate gift or program!

At Black Forest, we take pride in putting our customers first by keeping a focus on the company values we instill in the work we do each day for our customers. These Black Forest values are Customer Focus, Accountability, Respect, and Efficiency and are a byproduct of the customer service and quality of work every employee at Black Forest utilizes to serve you and each product we manufacture and create for you. We look forward to serving you for all your recognition needs and, once again, thank you for choosing Black Forest!

Just wanted to send you a quick email and tell you how excited my customer was with the signet ring! She LOVED it! I was very pleased with how well it was made as well. The finished product was just as we had hoped! Very nice quality!

Jeanna Supply Jewelry

I hope you're having a good day! I just wanted to share some feedback from my customer..... YAY!! So far, everyone has loved the gifts for July!! The packaging alone is heads and tails above my last supplier!!
Lane Awards

Wow! That is wonderful! Thank you so much. That is above and beyond what I was expecting.

Herman Miller

Co Founder / CEO

At Black Forest our Mission, Vision and Values supports our commitment to our customers.
Our Mission

We help celebrate memorable achievements with the highest of quality recognition products.                              

Our Vision

We aim to grow our business through innovation, employee involvement, and a commitment to our customers.

Our Values

Customer Focus, Accountability, Respect, Efficiency                              

From Design to Finish

Our in house artist can design any type of award you are looking for. By combining the latest design technology with over 40 years experience crafting exquisite jewelry, Black Forests Custom Jewelry Design Team brings your inspiration to life. There are no limitations to the custom handcrafted jewelry we can create.


Lost Wax Casting is the process in which an object, preferably wax, is turned into a metal form. The process is useful for jewelry or small scale metal fabrication. Your object can be made out of other materials such as resin, plastic, or a variety of found objects. Once this process is complete, it moves on to the casting process.


We manufacture casting products with gold, sterling silver, brass, bronze, and aluminum. We are specialists in investment casting using the Lost Wax Casting Process. Our strict casting quality control guidelines allow us to offer you castings that are sharp and detailed. And, our experience and knowledge of the casting industry makes it possible for us to maintain costs and meet delivery dates.


Finishers specialize in precision grinding, polishing, lapping, rhodium finishing, texturizing, and tooling. They are responsible for the final appearance of every product we make. Their attention to detail creates a finished product that exceeds industry standards and meets the needs of customers!