Archaios Necklace – Large


Archaios Necklace – Large


OOAK Jewelry by Claire Sommers Buck

αρχαίος  (archaíos)  ancient, antiquated, antique

As namesake to the collection, the Archaíos Coin Necklace is our interpretation of an ancient Greek coin. The earliest known coins are currently dated to the last quarter of the 7th century BC and often boasted gods and figures from Greek mythology as well as local plants and flowers. Each coin was hand-crafted by local artisans, making these artifacts especially interesting and unique.

Ours is a simple version intended for everyday wear. And hey, you may even be able to buy something at the market with it, although we doubt you’ll want to…

  • Oxidized brass & sterling silver
  • Sterling silver chain
  • Large ~3/4″  diameter on a 20″ chain
  • Designed & handmade in Austin, TX

1 in stock


As a jewelry artist, I am intent on making pieces that are timeless in form, comfortable to wear and long lasting. Inspired by my love of the natural world as well as folk and ethnic craft designs, my work seeks to adorn in an authentic and genuine way. My creative process is often stirred by a simple idea or shape. What follows is the design and fabrication of the jewelry. Throughout this process, I use traditional jewelry fabrication and casting techniques to carefully create each piece from start to finish. The materials I use include brass, silver and gold, along with precious and semi-precious stones. Although I produce multiples within my jewelry line, each piece is slightly imperfect revealing their individuality and personal story. All of my work is proudly produced in my quaint studio in East Austin, TX.

Thank you for stopping by!

xo Claire Sommers Buck