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716 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA

(310) 489-3763

Kristen Dorsey Designs, LLC was founded in 2011 by Kristen Dorsey, an award-winning Chickasaw metalsmith living and working in Huntington Beach, CA. For Kristen, jewelry goes beyond ornamental adornment; it is a medium with which she has forged her cultural identity as a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, a Native American tribe originally from the southeast.  Utilizing natural gemstones, precious metals, and other materials, her handcrafted jewelry pieces are a unique mix of Chickasaw visual traditions infused with inspiration drawn from the beauty of the California Coast.  Dorsey’s philosophy is that “jewelry is a sacred narrative; it captures moments of significance for the wearer such as transitions in life, relationships with one another, and with one’s community, cultural identity, and spirituality.”

Arch Pendant in Rose Gold

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Of Earth and Place Collection

With this collection, we reconnect to the land of our Chickasaw ancestors. Forced from their home in the southeast during 1830s by the Longest Walk, for many years looking back was too painful. Yet now, we are actively preserving and protecting the fragile ecosystems that nourished and anchored our ancestors for thousands of years. The Of Earth and Place collection takes these concepts of place and environment and interprets them through my personal experience. My dreams of the Chickasaw homelands in the southeast are represented by the plant species used by my ancestors and rendered within an Art Deco framework. With this collection, I honor the knowledge of our people and the place we will forever call home.

Arch Pendant in Rose Gold

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Arch Pendant in Rose Gold

190.00

This pendant shares a beautiful arched design with the Arch Earrings and also pairs well with the Deco Studs or any style of Triangle Earrings.

Significance

The timeless arched design is inspired by the architecture of the Art Deco period, specifically the Oviatt building and the Rene Lalique glass displayed there. The elegant geometric designs of the period continue to inspire even 100 years later.

Details

This pendant is cast in sterling silver and plated in rose gold.

Dimensions

15”-19” adjustable chain, 0.9”x 1” pendant

Collection

Of Earth and Place - Nurturing a future rooted in the place we forever call home.

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