Kea ring in silver vermeil, amber and amethyst
Kea ring in 18k silver vermeil, amber and amethyst
Handmade 18k vermeil silver ring with two pieces in the shape of a 12 mm amber cabochon. and amethyst 9 mm.
The amber It is a fossilized resin of plant origin that comes from the remains of conifers. Its color ranges from yellow to transparent or translucent dark brown. The word "amber" comes from Arabic amber, which means “what floats in the sea”. Its etymology actually refers to ambergris, which is an intestinal secretion of the sperm whale that is also highly aromatic. However, the similarity between yellow amber (or resin) and gray amber meant that the same word was used for both.
The amethyst It is a variety of quartz from Brazil that has an intense violet color. It is of magmatic origin and is usually found in the form of drusen in the closed cavities of geodes. The origin of the word "amethyst" comes from the Greek amethystos.
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 away from the routine gesture, the one that machines repeat over and over again. The craft time in Belén Bajo is also the time of durable materials, metals, stones to which timeless, simple forms with a certain geometric flavor are proposed.
Belén Bajo jewels seek 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 Al-Andalus culture 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.