Silver of Oz offers a wide variety of handcrafted silver jewelry mostly produced by the owner artist Levent Oz.
His style was influenced by a combination of Ottoman court jewelry and European modern style. A fusion of old and new; east and west. Playing with the surface of the metal, he creates unique pieces, which embrace the precious and semi- precious stones. You are always welcome to contribute your mind’s desire for the right one for you.
More About Levent:
Levent Oz was born in Istanbul, Turkey, one time capital of the Ottoman Empire. As the son of a museum supervisor, he had the chance to see the impressive court jewelry collection – part of which was not even accessible to the common visitor. This was the beginning of his love for very unusual jewelry.
Later, when he was at the college, he had a job at an antique store where he was introduced to European art. When he opened his own jewelry shop, he started to design the jewelry he was selling.
His immigration to the Austrian capital Vienna in 1992 forced him to find out how to produce the jewelry he designed, since he no longer had the support of the workshops which finished his pieces.
The year 1998 was a turning point. It was the year of his trip to United States where he later decided to stay and eventually become a citizen. His dreams were interrupted though, as he worked towards realizing them. When he opened his tiny shop “Silver of Oz” in Benson, Omaha, the calendars showed the year 2008. The following year Silver of Oz moved one block west and into a much bigger location with an area set apart as a workshop, room for silversmithing classes and an additional space for a small art gallery.
In July of 2012, Silver of Oz moved again, this time to the Montclair on Center shopping plaza in West Omaha.