Mother's Tear Gorget

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The Mother's Tear Gorget is a symbol of a mother's love, past, present, and future

Imagine if you will soldiers show up at your door on horseback You are then ordered to gather everything you can carry, your children and your family. You have just been forced from your home, the only home you know, the town your grandparents built, the woods you played in as a kid, fished, and hunted in. 

This is the beginning of the Trail of Tears.

Many a Mother shed many a tear on this trail, they cried for their home, they cried for their land, and they cried for their children. 

This gorget aims to capture that sorrow in a single tear.

Each gorget is handmade to order -- as such yours will be unique. 

All of our jewelry is handmade in our studio in Oklahoma. Please allow 7-10 before we ship. Need something faster, choose Front Of The Line Shipping at Checkout. This option allows you to skip to the front of the production line. Standard shipping times apply once shipped 


How Do I Care For My Copper Jewelry?

The Best way to care for your Copper is to wear it often  The natural oils from your skin will keep the copper, and pearls nice and shiny. Copper will acquire a beautiful patina over time. We feel that the patina is part of the natural beauty of the metal. 

As much as possible do not wear your jewelry when working out or doing any heavy physical activity that will cause excessive sweating. 

Clean your copper jewelry with a soft cloth if dirty you can use some liquid dish soap.

If you prefer, you can coat the metal with clear fingernail polis to maintain the shine. 


Why Does Copper Sometimes Turn My Skin Green?

Have you ever noticed a green tint on your skin after wearing copper jewelry? That is a chemical reaction between the copper, oxygenand the sweat on your skin. The process is called oxidization and is your body's way of absorbing the copper. Copper is an essential element and your body needs it. If you skin is turning green it is your body's way of telling you that something is missing. 


Where Can I Find Cherokee Copper In Person?

We are frequently asked if we have a store location. The answer is someday. But for now you can find us in cultural gift shops, museums and art galleries from Cape Code to Tahlequah. You can find our most up to date list of locations here.




Customer Reviews

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Cynthia Killian
Don’t Be Afraid of This Necklace!

Yes, it is large enough to be noticed, but not “too much”. It is lite and well balanced. The colors and finish are subdued and earthy. Really very pretty. I wear it with everything from tees to dressy items. It has meaning and is a lovely item.

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