Lou ring in gold, aventurine, onyx and carnelian agate
Lou ring in 9k or 18k gold, green aventurine, onyx and carnelian agate
381,00 € – 765,00 €
Handmade 9k or 18k gold ring, green aventurine, onyx and 25×9 mm carneola agate.
The quartz It is a mineral composed of silica that is present in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is the most abundant mineral in the earth's crust, and its name derives from the German quartz which means "hard".
The green quartz or aventurine It is a variety of quartz that owes its green color to the presence of green mica inclusions. It occurs in magmatic rocks and comes from South Africa.
The onyx It is a variety of black agate, composed of silica, of volcanic origin. Its name comes from the Latin onyx which means "nail". According to Greek legend, Eros cut Aphrodite's divine nails and scattered them on the sand so that their power would last, turning them into stone. The ancient Greeks called onyx all varieties of agate, from the lightest to the darkest. Later, the almost black variety was called onyx.
In Greek and Roman antiquity, this stone was used to make cameos in which goldsmiths carved the figures of famous people on pieces of onyx.
Throughout history, it has also been used to decorate seals, a type of ring worn by authorities to certify official transactions.
The largest producer of onyx is Mexico.
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 carnelian agate, also called carnelian, it is a variety of agate. It has a reddish color that goes from orange to brown, due to the presence of iron oxide.
It has been used as a gem in jewelry making since Greek and Roman antiquity.
There are deposits in many parts of the world such as Brazil, the United States, Madagascar or Mongolia.
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.