Antik Necklace

$140.00

Antik Necklace

$140.00

OOAK Jewelry by Claire Sommers Buck

The Antik necklace was inspired by ceramic artifacts discovered four stories underground in central Turkey. Used as refuge by early people starting in the 15th century BC, some of these underground cities were up to 3.5 miles deep and could house close to 20,000 people together with their livestock and food stores. When danger loomed, they would retreat below into an impressive series of tunnels and caves and block access tunnels with round stone doors, sealing themselves in until the threat passed.  This necklace is our interpretation of an unearthed artifact from these underground regions, one that could tell many interesting stories.

  • Oxidized brass & sterling silver
  • 29” oxidized sterling silver chain with lapis bead detail
  • Pendant measures ~1.25” long x 2” wide
  • Designed & handmade by Claire Buck in Austin, TX.

Turkey stands at the meeting place of east and west. Positioned between Europe and Asia has made it a cultural interface for centuries. While powerful empires dominated the country in the past, today it is a melting pot of modern and traditional influences. This contrast of culture and landscape is what makes Turkey such a unique place. With dreamy blue lapis lazuli gemstones, earthy textures, and contrasting positive and negative shapes, the designs in this collection seek to honor this magnificent country and the many voices that dwell within its borders.

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Claire Sommers Buck | Owner/Designer

A native Texan, Claire’s affection for handmade goods began at an early age on the wood floors of her parents’ dusty ceramics studio. In 2009, Claire attended Penland School of Crafts where she immediately fell in love with the tools, techniques and functionality of the craft of metalsmithing. A curiosity of ancient world cultures and an enthusiasm for travel continue to impact her work and practice. Yet, as far across the globe Claire wanders, she is always drawn back home to the quiet and calm of the southwest.

Claire Sommers Buck Jewelry is an independently owned, handmade jewelry line based out of Austin, Texas. Fresh and honest, the collections evoke ancient aesthetics and the ornament of a global culture. A dedication to craft, quality, and integrity of design is ingrained in every facet of the brand. All gemstones and metals are nationally sourced and each collection is designed and handcrafted in a humble East Austin studio. CSB Jewelry is a small team dedicated to the belief that soulfully produced items can truly enrich our lives.

Adorn. Empower. Engage.