Tonlé Earrings


Tonlé Earrings


OOAK Jewelry by Claire Sommers Buck

The Tonlé Earrings were inspired by the Tonlé Sap Lake in central Cambodia. For millinnea, the Tonle Sap lake and river system have been a source of abundance that has nourished a growing Cambodian population. During the Khmer Empire in 12th century BC, the Tonlé Sap, which was enriched by the freshwater flowing down from the Tibetan plateau, assured the Khmer people that they never had to worry about running out of food and water. It is because of this that the people of the ancient Khmer metropolis were free — in both mind and body — to pursue and develop artistic pursuits that included silk weaving and silversmithing, finessing a flavorsome local cuisine, as well as planning and building grand monuments like Angkor Wat. To this day, it supports approximately 3 million people and is the lifeblood of the region.

Using small brass beads & sterling silver wire, each earring is hand-fabricated.

  • Oxidized brass & sterling silver
  • Sterling silver ear posts & nuts
  • .25” wide x 3” long
  • If this item is out of stock, please allow 3 weeks for Claire to make this piece just for you!
  • Designed & handmade by Claire Buck in Austin, TX.

The designs in the Bayon Collection were born out of a desire to represent the sacred & spiritual places of Cambodia and the Khmer people. Handcrafted using small brass beads and sterling silver wire, they radiate elegance and thoughtfulness. By digging through this collection, we hope you will find yourself enlightened, inspired and transformed by the interpretations of mythological places, carved stone temples and the natural Cambodian landscape.

Enjoy the journey. xx

Available on backorder

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.