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Liz ring in gold, silver, obsidian and howlite

Liz ring in 9k or 18k gold, sterling silver, obsidian and white howlite

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Handmade 9k or 18k gold ring, 18×8 mm semicircle, 20×9 mm obsidian. and 25×11 mm white howlite. Sterling silver hoop.

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 obsius.

The howlite It is a mineral from the group of borates that has a white color with darker streaks, although it is usual to dye it in other colors. It comes from Canada and was first described by the chemist Henry How, from whom it took its name.

SKU: s-1594-obsidian-howlite
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craft culture

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.

Stylistic influences

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.