Taz necklace in gold, silver, obsidian and onyx
Taz necklace in 9k or 18k gold, sterling silver, obsidian and onyx
220,00 € – 295,00 €
Handmade 9k or 18k gold necklace in a 40×4 mm rectangular piece. and sterling silver back plate with 25×12 mm semicircular pieces of onyx and obsidian. Golden sterling silver chain.
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 obsidian It is a natural glass of volcanic origin from Anatolia. It is black or dark gray with white veins and has been used since the Stone Age for its cutting qualities and hardness. The word derives from the Latin orbysius.
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.
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