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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.”

Silver Heart of Shield Gift Set

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Silver Heart of Shield Gift Set

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Silver Heart of Shield Gift Set

from 296.00

Her generous heart is as beautiful and serene as cool shimmering gemstones set in silver. The light she brings to so many is captured by the brilliant diamond accent. The Heart of the Shield Pendant and Ring Set is an elegant thank you to the one who is always there in your time of need. This gift set arrives gift wrapped with a collection card detailing the story of the Panther Woman Collection. You save 20% on this meaningful collection. 

Significance

Each gemstone is cut in a small shield shape. The shield symbol, a design theme throughout the Panther Woman collection, 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. The design represents a sun disk pattern commonly found on ancient southeastern shell carvings from the Chickasaw homelands.

Details

Heart of Shield Pendant: This pendant is cast in sterling silver and set with your stone choice. It also features a white diamond accent. Pendant is  0.5" x 0.47", with adjustable chain: 15”-18” 

Heart of Shield Ring: This ring is cast in sterling silver and set with your stone choice. It also features a white diamond accent. The ring is  0.5" x 0.47". 

Collection

The Panther Woman

Handmade in Los Angeles

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

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