Aka ring in silver, amazonite, mother-of-pearl and malachite
Anillo Aka de plata de ley, amazonita, nácar y malaquita
Anillo artesanal de plata de ley, amazonita de 25 mm., nácar de 20 mm., y malaquita de 15 mm.
The amazonite It is a mineral of the feldspar family that has a very light blue-green color due to its high concentration of lead. It comes from the United States and Madagascar.
The nacre It is a hard, white, iridescent substance that forms inside the shells of some molluscs. It is usually iridescent due to its laminar structure that refracts light.
The malachite It is a mineral that presents a composition of circular and oval patterns with different greenish tones. Its color is due to the presence of copper subjected to oxidation. It is a mineral found in nature in small crystals or stalactites. The word derives from the Greek malache, which refers to the green leaf of the “mallow”.
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.