This textured silver pendant by Jack Boglioli features apatite and pink tourmaline stones. The silver surface is textured in a unique way. It is struck with a hammer, and then beaten against a paved surface to achieve the desired effect.
The textured apatite pendant is about 22 mm tall (7/8 inch) and 13 mm wide (1/2 inch). It is attached to an 18 inch cable chain which has a pink tourmaline set as an accent on one side. The apatite is woven in place with my signature “Boglioli Method”, and there are two pink tourmaline stones.
Apatite is a widely occurring green mineral, consisting of calcium phosphate with some fluorine, chlorine, and other elements. I use it in this design for it’s attractive bright green color. Follow the link below if you want further information about apatite.
Tourmaline is a gem that comes in many colors. The presence of manganese in the mineral is what makes the pink variety. It was discovered sometime in the 1500s by a Spanish conquistador in Brazil. It is one of the birthstones for October, along with opal. Follow the link below if you want further information about tourmaline.