Oxo ring in silver, onyx and mossy agate
Oxo ring in sterling silver, onyx and mossy agate
Handmade sterling silver ring, 10 mm onyx. and 25 mm moss agate.
The onyx It is a variety of black agate of volcanic origin that is composed of silica and comes from deposits in Mexico. Its name comes from the Greek onyx which means "nail" because according to Greek legend the pieces of onyx are the nails of Venus cut by Cupid. In ancient Greece all colorations of chalcedony were called onyx; It was not until Roman times, when the name was limited to the darker specimens.
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 mossy agate It is a variety of agate that is characterized by its inclusions of green chlorite, iron oxide and manganese that create configurations similar to those of moss.
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.