The Bright OrangeÂ Honor Cord features a unique bright persimmon color. Whether you are participating in a commencement ceremony as a member of an honors society, fraternity, sorority, department recognition, or even as summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude, use a Gold Honor Cord to serve to recognize your Achievement. Each Gold Honor Cord is made from a rayon exterior, wrapped around an unseen cotton core. Each individual cord measures about 60 inches (5' feet or so), and that includes two end tassels that are roughly 4inches long each. Generally, a knot reduces the length by about 4" end to end.