Small Shield Pendant in Black Ruthenium

Regular price $230.00

This powerful, yet delicate pendant is designed to wear alone, or may be layered with other pieces. It is molded and cast from an original piece hand sculpted by Kristen Dorsey in a traditional relief sculpture technique. The black rhodium plating lends a sophisticated yet edgy finish.


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.


This pendant is cast in sterling silver and is black ruthenium plated.


It hangs on an adjustable chain measuring 16" - 19".


The Panther Woman

Handmade in Los Angeles

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