Kokoro Heart Pendant

Kokoro Heart Pendant

from 395.00

Kokoro (KOko-ro) is the Japanese word for “the heart within,” uniting the heart, mind, and spirit as being indivisible from one another. The design was inspired by the Japense art form of origami, sculptures simple in design yet extremely complex in form and creation.
This handmade exclusive DCJ design is a modern classic to be worn and enjoyed as an every day luxury. A beautiful timeless piece that is sure to be cherished and handed down for generations to come.

  • Available in three pendant sizes: Small, Medium, Large (modeled in Medium).

  • Metal options: Platinum and 18k Yellow, White, or Rose Gold.

  • 18 inch cable chain, thickness: 1.1 mm, small and medium pendant, and 1.3 mm, large pendant.

  • All chains have an exclusive "DCJ" icon charm attached near the clasp. 18k yellow and rose pendants have an 18k White Gold charm, Platinum and 18k White Gold pendants have an 18k Rose Gold charm.

  • Hand made in our Columbus, OH studio.

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Inspiration Behind Kokoro

 "I wanted to come up with a heart design that was simple, modern and easy to wear.  I've always loved Origami because you take the simplest object, a piece of paper, and turn it into a complex three dimensional sculpture.
 I think my heart design works because it's so simple in its form yet exceptionally difficult to make.  The beveled square box with a corner folded into itself is a simple concept, but making it a 3-dimensional form is entirely complex. Hand sculpting that design into a piece of jewelry using precious metal is a challenge all it's own. 
Those flat mirror surfaces with crisp 90 degree edges are almost impossible to craft and yet my brother, our goldsmith, spends countless hours hand filing and polishing each edge to create the perfect reflective finish to show off the shape and form of what I think is a very beautiful yet minimalistic heart.  


In short, the best design is often the most simple."   

- David Johnson