Ari silver, jasper and agate necklace
Ari necklace in sterling silver, green jasper, green banded agates
Handmade sterling silver necklace, 50 mm green jasper, 8 mm green banded agate thread. and sterling silver closure. Total length of the necklace of 70 mm.
The jasper It is a variety of microcrystalline quartz of volcanic origin. Its color is due to the multiple inclusions that have been deposited during its formation. It usually has a great variety of veins, circles and mixtures of colors. The word jasper comes from the Greek iaspis, which means “stained stone”.
The green jasper It is a variety of jasper that is also known as "rain bearer". The presence of chlorite, an iron silicate, gives the crystal a green color that goes from lighter to darker.
The agate It is a microcrystalline quartz of the chalcedony family that comes from Brazil. It is volcanic in nature and owes its variety of colors to the multiple inclusions that were deposited during its formation and subsequent cooling. Its name comes from the Achates river, in Sicily, where it was found for the first time.
The banded agate It is a variety of agate that presents linear drawings, whose natural color contains a range of tones that go from white to black. This agate has been colored to highlight the beauty of its veins. Each piece is unique and unrepeatable.
Craft time is a time that takes us out of the urgency of everyday life. A time that obeys the materials with which he works, listening to them and accompanying them. It is therefore a gesture far from routine, the one that machines repeat over and over again. The time for crafts in Belén Bajo is also the time for durable materials, metals, stones, to which timeless, simple shapes are proposed, with a certain geometric flavor.
Belén Bajo jewelery seeks maximum formal simplicity without giving up a playful touch. In part, its formal universe comes from the Central European rationalist and functional culture, its Mediterranean roots and the survival of the plastic forms of the culture of Al-Andalus in which a geometrized nature is presented by means of infinite patterns.
About Bethlehem Bajo
Belén Bajo trained at the School of Fine Arts in Madrid. There, from formal experimentation, the accumulation of references and manual work, he developed a way of understanding both plastic creation, a universe of chromatic and material abstractions, as well as the value of the roundness of objects as carriers of symbolic meanings.