This garnet pendant is from Jack Boglioli’s Geometric collection. It features a garnet stone setting inspired by geometric tessellations. It is made from sterling and fine silver, with a slight patina applied to the surface. The stone is bound and woven in place using Jack’s signature “Boglioli Method.”
Garnet Geometric Pendant Design
The garnet Geometric pendant is 30 mm wide (1 3/16 inch) by 40 mm tall (1 9/16 inch). It comes with an 18 inch snake chain that is 1 mm thick.
This semi-precious gemstone actually comes in many different colors, but red is the most popular and historically used. At one point in time it was referred to as “carbuncle”, and was enjoyed in the middle ages by clergy and nobility. It is also the birthstone for the month of January. If you want to know more about garnet, use the link provided below.
What is Tessellation?
A tessellation is an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.
Jack Boglioli started creating jewelry in 2008. During a 7 year period of self learning he practiced the techniques of binding and weaving precious metals, exploring what was possible to create using almost no tools. At that time, he says, “I became captivated by the level of focus and precision this process demanded, and the intricate layered textures that it could produce in a finished piece”.
Journey to New Mexico
After moving from New York to New Mexico, he received formal training in traditional jewelry making at Central New Mexico Community College, in 2015. Today, his goal is to achieve a seamless integration of traditional metalsmithing techniques with the binding and weaving methods he became so enamored with from the start. He explains:
“All of my designs incorporate special binding and weaving techniques executed with thin strands of fine silver and high karat gold. I use these methods to embellish a piece, bind multiple components together, and trap stones into a fabricated framework. The beauty of woven silver and gold is incomparable, especially when it is used to set stones. From closeup and far away it tends to draw the viewer in, to experience it’s finer details. I strive to showcase this beauty, while maintaining the structural integrity and elegance of a well crafted jewelry piece.”
Every piece begins as an idea in the shape of a particular form, technique, arrangement or combination of colors. I often work those ideas out through a series of rough sketches in a notebook. The good qualities of all of the rough sketches are then brought together to make a finalized design, drawn to scale. I use the final design as both a visual rendering and a functional blueprint for the creation process.
In 2018, Jack was named “Jewellery Designer of the Year – USA” by U.K. based LUX Life Magazine.
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