goro’s: A Rich History
The Feather Pendant is goro’s signature motif. It showcases the fusion of sensitivity and power and is infused with the passion and spiritual energy of the craftsman.
The pendant represents the feather of a bald eagle. Goro Takahashi, the founder of goro's, was given the title of "Yellow Eagle" from the Native American Lakota tribe. This is how the eagle's feather became a key design motif for the goro’s Feather Pendant.
The eagle's feather is considered by Native Americans a holy symbol that delivers people's hopes and prayers. Driven by his faith in, and admiration of, the Lakota tribe’s lifestyle, Goro wanted to carry an actual eagle feather on his journeys. When he found this to be impractical, he decided to craft this feather in the form of a silver pendant.
In Native American culture, the eagle is a symbol of friendship and peace. Goro gave feather pendants to his close friends who were traveling so that he could travel with them in spirit.
At DELTAone, goro's Feather Pendants are classified by size and generation. There are four different sizes: small (S), medium (M), large (L), and extra-large (XL). Only the Heart Wheel Feathers, Silver Feather, and All Gold Feather come in S/M/L. Other Feathers come only in XL.
Around 2013, goro's changed the shape of the pendant hole. While the old version was thinner and only compatible with the Small Cornered Chain, the new version’s pendant hole was widened to be compatible with all chain types. We classify feather pendants into ‘new’ and ‘old’ designs based on the pendant hole's shape. This classification only applies to XL feathers.
All feather types except for the Gold Tip Feather are based on the Plain Feather design. Ornaments are attached to the base of the feather through a soldering process. There are different decoration options for feathers including Metal, Heart Top, Claws, Turquoise, and Rope accessories – each has its own special meaning related to Native American culture.
Q: Which Feather should I buy first?
A: You can start with any Feather. Popular options are the Gold Top and Gold Top Gold Rope Turquoise Feathers. The Heart Wheel Feather is also a frequent starting point for the goro's journey.
Q: What is the best way to maintain goro’s pendants?
A: Maintenance is not strictly necessary for goro's items. Through normal use, owners can enjoy the natural aging of goro’s pendants. The oxidation of silver items produces a beautiful contrast between the silver and gold parts of the pendant.
Q: What do I need to buy to make a necklace with a Feather Pendant?
A: You will need either a chain or a leather cord. Among chains, you can choose either the Eagle Hook or the Old Hook. You can also add the K18 Silver Wheel to an Eagle Hook to provide increased stability and comfort. If you prefer leather cords, you’ll need at least one plastic bead to adjust the necklace's length.