Mat necklace in silver, agate, zirconia and fluorite
Mat necklace in sterling silver, lilac agate, pink zirconia and fluorite
Handmade sterling silver necklace, circular piece of 50 mm lilac agate, 10 mm pink carved zirconia. and thread of 8 mm fluorite beads. Necklace length 65 mm. Sterling silver closure.
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 zirconia It is a synthetic stone of great hardness created from zirconium oxide. It is treated so that it does not have optical flaws, so it is extraordinarily bright and bright. It can be manufactured in many shades.
The fluorite It is a mineral from Mexico that fluoresces when exposed to ultraviolet light. It is part of the group of halides and is composed of calcium and fluorine. Each piece is different and its color is very varied, from purple to yellow or green.
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.