Zua ring in silver, quartz and carnelian agate
Zua ring in sterling silver, rutilated quartz, green quartz and carnelian agate.
Handmade ring with an 8×8×8 cubic piece of rutilated quartz and two spherical pieces, one in 8mm green quartz and the other in 6mm carnelian agate. Sterling silver hoop.
The quartz It is a mineral composed of silica that is present in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is the most abundant mineral in the earth's crust, and its name derives from the German quartz which means "hard".
The rutilated quartz It is a variety of quartz from Brazil that is found in sedimentary rocks. It contains rutile (titanium oxide) needles inside, which due to their golden color are also called "Venus hair".
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 carnelian agate, also called carnelian, it is a variety of agate. It has a reddish color that goes from orange to brown, due to the presence of iron oxide.
It has been used as a gem in jewelry making since Greek and Roman antiquity.
There are deposits in many parts of the world such as Brazil, the United States, Madagascar or Mongolia.
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.