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Black Onyx Bolo Tie Native American Handmade Sterling Silver by Peter Nelson

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Black onyx bolo tie is Native American handmade of sterling silver by renowned Navajo silversmith Peter Nelson.  Black onyx stone is set in a sawtooth bezel and framed in Peter's hand-carved designs.  Bolo tie designs are inspired by the Navajo rug weavings of his grandmother, mother and sisters. Peter incorporates these rug patterns into his beautiful sterling silver jewelry by hand-carving the design with a jewelers saw. The cut-out silver design is then soldered to the background silver before it is hand-stamped, oxidized and polished to a high shine. Peter Nelson bolo is made of heavy gauge sterling silver and is slightly domed from the back.  Bolo is strung on a heavier 6 ply leather tie with handmade, satin finish, sterling silver tips and a handmade clasp.

  • Signed by the Artist. Certificate of Authenticity and picture of the Artist included.
  • Size: Native American bolo tie measures approximately 2 7/8" long, 2" wide and taper to 1 1/8"; handmade silver tips measure 2 1/2" long x 1/4" diameter.
  • Length: 6 ply leather tie measures 45" including bolo tips.
  • Weight: total weight = 77 grams/2.7 ounces
  • Bolo tips: handmade, sterling silver, satin finish
  • Sterling Silver
  • Onyx
  • 6 ply leather tie
  • Matching belt buckle sold separately.
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Authentic Native American onyx bolo tie by Peter Nelson from Red Rock Trading is authentic Native American handmade of sterling silver. Hand-carved design was created using the overlay method. In short, the overlay technique is created by cutting a design out of a piece of silver, the result being a negative design. The silver that is left after the design has been cut out of it is then soldered onto a sheet of plain silver and the inside of the design is typically hand-stamped with fine lines and oxidized to show up black against the polished silver. The black background is burned into the silver using liver of sulfur acid and will not chip, fade or peel.

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