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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.”

Onyx Spike Earrings in Rose Gold


Onyx Spike Earrings in Rose Gold

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Onyx Spike Earrings in Rose Gold


This piece is made to order, please allow an additional 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Lightweight yet fierce the Onyx Spike Earrings are battle ready. The four faces of the black onyx stones taper down to points. Faux granulation detailing finishes off these subtle yet powerful earrings.


The stones are suspended from a shield design symbolizing the strength and power of Chickasaw women who are guardians of their families and cultures. The shields are carved with a sun disk pattern commonly found on ancient southeastern shell carvings from the Chickasaw homelands and are accented with black diamonds.


These earrings are cast in sterling silver, plated in rose gold and set with onyx.




The Panther Woman

Handmade in Los Angeles

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