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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.”

Small Hatchet Gemstone Earrings in Black Rhodium

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Small Hatchet Gemstone Earrings in Black Rhodium

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Small Hatchet Gemstone Earrings in Black Rhodium

from 150.00

If your prefered gemstone selection is listed as out of stock, please send an inquiry to info@kristendorseydesigns.com to order.

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 sculpted details and delicately faceted gemstones, this drop style earring allows you to keep the empowering symbol of the hatchet women close.

Details

The earrings are cast in sterling silver, plated black rhodium, and finished with your gemstone of choice.

Dimensions

2” hang with gemstone x 0.75" width

Collection

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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