The elegant Shield Earrings feature a dynamic watch cut labradorite. Just below the ear wires are white diamond accents. The signature Panther Woman collection shield design is suspended from each stone setting to allow for natural movement. The shields were molded and cast from original hand sculpted pieces by Kristen Dorsey using a traditional relief sculpture technique.
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 women are the 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.
These earrings are cast in sterling silver, black ruthenium plated, set with labradorite and diamond accents.