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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.”

Blue Topaz Dew Drop Earrings in Fine Silver

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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.

Blue Topaz Dew Drop Earrings in Fine Silver

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Blue Topaz Dew Drop Earrings in Fine Silver

280.00

These are molded from an original piece which was hand fabricated through the ancient technique of creating relief sculpture using pitch, a sap-like substance used to support the metal as the artist works it with specialized tools. 

Significance

Faceted natural blue topaz stones are framed by rippling organic silver evoking the purity of morning dew.

Details

These earrings are fine silver over sterling silver with natural blue topaz.

Dimensions

The earrings measure 1" wide by 1.8" long.

Collection

Earth Water Sky

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