Caravan Necklace

$160.00

Caravan Necklace

$160.00

OOAK Jewelry by Claire Sommers Buck

The ancient city of Petra, established as early as the 4th century BC by the Nabataeans, was a prominent hub along the trade routes of the ancient world. Situated between the Dead Sea & the Red Sea in southern Jordan, Petra welcomed caravans full of incense from Arabia, silks from China and spices from India. We can only imagine the treasures one would have found at those markets! The Caravan Necklace represents the movement of these exotic caravans across the desert and through the sandstone cliffs of Petra.
  • Oxidized brass & sterling silver
  • Pendant measures 1.5″ long x 1″ wide
  • Top & bottom piece attached with a hinge providing great movement
  • Designed & handmade in Austin, TX

Located in what is present day Jordan and considered to be one of the wonders of the world, Petra was built in the 5th century BC by the Nabataeans, a nomadic Bedouin tribe who were particularly skillful in harvesting rainwater, agriculture and stone carving.

The Petra Collection embodies the unique history, grandeur and beauty of the ancient Nabataean city of Petra. The city was established in a unique position, not only within the desert’s steep sandstone cliffs, providing protection from outside invasion, but also within proximity to ancient trade routes. Welcoming caravans full of incense from Arabia, silks from China and spices from India, the Nabataeans grew their kingdom and Petra became the focus of their wealth. At its peak in the 1st century AD, Petra was a thriving and lush metropolis. However, as sea trade routes emerged, Petra’s importance declined and the city was eventually abandoned until it was rediscovered in 1812 by a Swiss traveler and geographer. To this day, archaeologists are still discovering important artifacts and clues to further understand this complex and unique society.

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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.