This Bolo Tie has braided black leather and the hand forged sterling silver clasp features a Brecciated Jasper cabochon and fine silver and bronze granulation accents. Granulation is the controlled process of melting tiny bits of metal into granules or tiny balls and fusing them to jewelry and has been utilized for thousands of years. The clasp has a hand hammered texture around the outer edge, a mechanical clasp on the back, and sterling silver beaded tipped tie ends add the finishing touch.
Jasper was the 12th stone in the breastplate of the Hebrew High Priest, and is said to be the foundation stone of New Jerusalem. Some Native American tribes used Jasper to dowse for water and to call rain. The term “Brecciated” comes from “breccia”–a geology term used to identify rock composed of broken fragments cemented into fragments of another crystal/rock thus creating a new crystal a fine-grained matrix. Brecciated Jasper is made when the earth melds sharp-angled fragments of stone together. Brecciated Jasper is thought to provide mental clarity and focus to its wearer. The stone may help to increase organization and decrease stress.
You say you’d love to have a Bolo Tie but aren’t sure how to wear one? The traditional way to wear a Bolo Tie is to dress it up with a suit and collared shirt, just swap the necktie for a Bolo. Go business casual with a suit jacket or blazer, dark denim jeans, and collared shirt with the top button undone and wear the Bolo clasp loosened to the third button. Or, swap the blazer for a leather or denim jacket, keeping the collared shirt unbuttoned at the top and the Bolo clasp loosened so it sits around the 3rd button of your shirt and pair it with dark indigo or black jeans and cowboy or similar western heeled boots for a mix of contemporary style. There is no right or wrong way to wear a Bolo Tie as long as you wear it with confidence!
- Braided Leather Tie: 38″ long
- Sterling Silver Clasp: 2″ long x 1 1/4″ wide
- Brecciated Jasper Cabochon: 1 1/2″ long x 1″ wide
- Sterling Silver Tie Ends: 1 3/4″ long
© All my jewelry is my own original design and hand crafted by me in California, USA. I am a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a certified Cherokee artist with TERO certifications as a bench jeweler, metalsmith, silversmith, blacksmith, and lapidary.