Gorgets have a long history in Cherokee culture. The orginal ones were made of shell. These gorgets were a sign of protection and status.
The history of shell gorgets can be traced back to 200 BCE., but when the settlers arrived, the Native American's gorgets began to change. After European contact copper was used and gorgets began to look a little different.
We started making custom gorgets at the request of our customers and we are glad we did. Our customers love them because they are beautiful pieces of jewelry, but also because they are beautiful pieces of history.
If you wear a custom gorget, you tell your story, and what it means to you- the design rests at home at the base of your throat, and the custom design speaks of who you are and what you stand for.