Uma ring in silver, lapis lazuli and zirconia
Uma ring in sterling silver, lapis lazuli and zirconia
Handmade sterling silver ring, 24×24 mm lapis lazuli. and zirconia of 7 mm.
The lapis lazuli It is a highly appreciated metamorphic rock since ancient times for its ultramarine blue color. In Ancient Egypt they used this mineral to carve figures, jewelry and amulets as well as to make a blue pigment. The Egyptians considered it a magical stone since lapis lazuli, with its small pyrite inlays, reminded them of the firmament.
The ultramarine blue pigment was highly valued by Renaissance painters, being called "blue gold" because of its high price.
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.
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.