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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.”

Directional Stacking Ring in Rose Gold


Directional Stacking Ring in Rose Gold

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Directional Stacking Ring in Rose Gold


If you do not see your preferred size in stock, please contact to place an order.


The story of the Chickasaw Hatchet Women served to inspire the many generations that followed them.  As a contemporary Chickasaw artist I look to our history to guide me.  This ring, with it’s subtle sun disk detailing, is inspired by the balance and focus it takes to accomplish one's goals and follow one's path.


This ring is cast in sterling silver with rose gold plate. 


.95” long x .85” wide x .93” height


The Hatchet Women - Indigenous Resistance since 1736

During the French Indian Wars of the 1730s, villages in our southeastern homelands were under attack by French Soldiers looking to take our resources and harm our people.  However, they were stopped by Chickasaw women.  Armed with hatchets and skilled in combat, these unconquerable women forced the French to retreat.

Learn more about the hatchet women story here.

Handmade in Los Angeles

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

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