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