This pendant features a textured silver backplate in the shape of New
Mexico, with a white topaz stone set in the approximate location of
Albuquerque, and a black patina.
Dimensions: Width is about 20 mm (3/4 inch) and height is about 34 mm (1 3/8 inch). It comes with an 18 inch snake chain that is 1 mm thick.
“I normally use so many colored gems in my work, so to participate in a monochromatic exhibition I focused on designing jewelry pieces with only white or clear stones. Normally when I apply patina to silver I will remove some of it afterward so that it is not so dark, but for this show I decided to leave it as dark as possible to create a stark contrast with the white stones.” – Jack
Jack Boglioli started creating jewelry in 2008. For the first seven years he learned on his own, with almost no tools. After moving from New York to New Mexico, he received formal training in jewelry making in 2015. Shortly thereafter, he discovered a way of integrating traditional metalsmithing techniques with binding and weaving methods that he developed. His work has been included in museum shows and national level art exhibitions. In 2018 he was named “Jewelry Designer of the Year – USA” by UK based LUX Life Magazine.