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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.”

Black Rhodium Stud Gift Set

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Storytelling in Metal and Stone

Black Rhodium Stud Gift Set

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Black Rhodium Stud Gift Set

332.00

The dramatic black rhodium hatchet studs are paired with shimmering labradorite heart of shield studs for edgy mix-and-match possibilities.  This gift set arrives gift wrapped with a collection card detailing the stories of the collections.  With a full retail value of $415.00, you save 20% on this meaningful collection. 

Significance

Two crossed hatchets symbolize the weapon of choice for Chickasaw women of the 1730s who effectively defended their families and homes from European invaders.  With hand carved details, these statement studs allow you to keep the empowering symbol of the hatchet women close. 

The Heart of the Shield studs make an elegant thank you to the one who is always there in your time of need. The shield symbol symbolizes the strength and courage of our Chickasaw women throughout history. The shield represents how our women are defenders of their families, communities, and culture. Panther Woman, the namesake of the collection, is a historical heroine from Chickasaw oral tradition. 


Details

Hatchet Studs: These studs are cast in sterling silver and black rhodium plated. Each stud measures 0.75" length x 0.5" wide.

Heart of Shield Studs: These studs are cast in sterling silver and plated in black rhodium. They are set with labradorite and white diamond. Studs measure at 0.5" length  x 0.45" width.  

Collection

The Hatchet Women - Indigenous Resistance since 1736

The Panther Woman Collection

Handmade in Los Angeles

*Pieces are made to be hypo-allergenic and less likely to tarnish.

 

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