Fearless under the light of the guiding star, two fully hand carved panthers guard a precious gemstone. A pre-release of the new Oklhili' Hashi' collection, these exquisitely detailed earrings celebrate the power one gains after transformative life events. In Indigenous southeastern cultures, panthers are guardians of water, a life giving and powerful resource that shapes landscapes. Crowning the panthers is a star carving set with a white sapphire, representing how light from the moon and stars will illuminate your path through darkness, allowing you to emerge a stronger version of yourself. Wear these earrings to embrace change and lead with courage.
The earrings are cast in sterling silver with an antique finish. Available in rose gold and black ruthenium plating. They are set with a white sapphire and your choice of labradorite, chalcedony, or onyx stones. Designed with a lever back.
The earrings hang 2.5" long, from top of lever to bottom of stone, approximately 3/4" at widest point.
Oklhili' Hashi' translates to "night sun" in the Chickasaw language. It is our phrase for moon. This collection honors those moments of life changing transformation, when challenging times might break you down, yet you emerge a stronger, more radiant version of yourself. I began this collection shortly after the birth of my daughter, who is my Oklhili' Hashi'. This experience of giving and nurturing new life has been one of the most challenging, yet one of the most transformative times of my life. Each piece of this collection celebrates the the power of change and transformation, and symbolizes new strength that emerges to shine light in the darkness.