Naked Bolo Ties: Naked Gemstone Black Onyx Bolo Tie
Naked Gemstone Black Onyx Bolo Ties
The "naked bolo tie" refers to a style of bolo tie that features a bare leather cord without any decorative metal or stone tips. This distinctive look emerged in the 1970s as a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional bolo tie.
The origins of the naked bolo tie can be traced to jeweler Victor Cedarstaff in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the early 1970s, Cedarstaff began experimenting with untipped bolo ties made from single strands of slim leather cord. As these sleek, minimalist bolo ties caught on, other Southwestern jewelry makers started creating their own naked bolo tie designs.
By eliminating the tips, the naked bolo highlighted the elegance of the braided leather itself. The natural tones and textures of suede and leather cord gave the ties an organic, rustic look fitting the Western lifestyle. The naked bolo evoked the simplicity and rugged individualism associated with cowboys and ranchers.
Part of the appeal was also the stripped-down, contemporary aesthetic. In an era when bold, chunky jewelry was in vogue, these sleek naked ties stood out. They created a stylish, Bohemian accessory perfect for the 1970s.
Over the decades since, naked bolo ties have remained popular for their versatility and chic Southwestern look. By paring a bolo tie down to its essential cord element, Victor Cedarstaff crafted a stylish variation that endures today.
Cabochon, black onyx (dyed), 40x30mm oval, B grade, Mohs hardness 6-1/2 to 7. Cut from natural black onyx rough, most of this material is dyed to assure uniform blackness. Extremely well cut and polished. Black onyx has traditionally been used to banish grief and enhance self-control. Premium, high-dome cabs are much more substantial and increase the profile of the stone.
Stone size: 40 x 30mm
Color family: Black
Mohs hardness: 6.5-7
Treatment: Dyed (D)
Country of origin: China
Leather Bolo Cord Black 36 inches long.
Each cord is braided on precision Italian braiding machines, giving unmatched quality and value.
Locking bolo slide.
Bolo Tips Nickel Plated.
Includes Gift Box
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