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Nei necklace in silver, wood, crazy agate and shell

Nei necklace in sterling silver, wood, crazy agate and shell



Handmade sterling silver necklace, circular piece of crazy agate of 45 mm., and wooden ball. Shell beads thread. Necklace length 80 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 name of the boat wood It comes from the wood of the balso, a tree that grows in the subtropical jungle of Colombia, Ecuador and Central America. It is known for being the lightest wood, being even lighter than cork.

The shell used in this necklace is the internal part of the exoskeleton that certain molluscs have.

SKU: c-1627-p-agata-wood-shell
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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 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.

Stylistic influences

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.