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Textured Apatite Pendant


This textured silver pendant by Jack Boglioli features apatite and pink tourmaline stones. The pendant is 7/8 inch x 1/2 inch.

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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.

Design Details

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.

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.

About Tourmaline

Jack Boglioli

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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.”

Design Process

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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