The key material in the pieces of Rites of Passage are the metal meteorites, worked with different techniques and combined with precious stones, rare minerals and gold. Artistic and timeless jewelry made in Madrid. Unique pieces mostly. Directly from other worlds and other realities, comes Rites of Passage, pure art born from the hands and creativity of its creator.
The universe is loaded with , some of which reach our planet in the most surprising and natural ways; The greatest recognition we can have towards him is the creation of art with these particles; and that is precisely what the Rites of Passage brand does. We are sure that you will inevitably by entangled trapped in it.
ARROWHEAD. Seymchan, onyx and yellow gold .
The world of jewelry was born with the idea of creating art that people would use directly on their bodies not only to enhance their beauty, but also to talk about who was wearing them; loaded with meanings: as symbols of status, of honor. As amulets, or to honour great personalities; also as part of several rituals. Over time, market expansion and globalization have lost some of their artistic, symbolic and creative value. Teresa Escudero comes to the world of jewelry with a different, personal and absolutely moving proposal.
CEFEUS. Seymchan pallasita, Colombian emerald of, 50 qts. and yellow gold
Jewels from another world
When we mentioned at the beginning of this article that Rites of Passage is a gift from the universe we mean it, this collection is made with pieces of space as the main material. It is the remains of celestial bodies that impact the earth without completely disintegrating, and that come from the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter, with an age of more than 3000 million years. Remains of the formation of the solar system. Here is the magical component of these pieces.
Metallic type meteorites, which represent only 6% of those fallen on earth, are the key material of these jewels. Made up mainly of of iron and nickel, they generate alloys that reveal a structured pattern of interlaced bands of kamacite and taenite; of extreme beauty. These alloys have been formed by slow cooling, at an average of one degree every ten million years.
In this edition Rites of Passage has used mostly with the Seymcham meteorite. However, some other pieces are made in Gibeón and in Sikhote-Alín.
In addition to meteorites, Rites of Passage uses along with these in their creations 18-carat gold and precious stones, ranging from the more traditional such as diamond or emerald, to less conventional ones such as chrysoprase or hesonite garnets, for example . Also rare stones such as scarce quartz, tourmalines, amazonites, etc.
To complete this collection have also been used some organic materials such as pearls from Fiji and Tahiti and leather (especially for unisex and male jewelry).M
The boxes of the pieces emphasize the intention to create a completely exclusive and different line, in addition to coherent; They are made with concret and wood; carried out also in a handcrafted way, using natural materials and dyes. They involve individual work, so none is exactly the same. It is not a mere pack, they are also made to last and admire.
AMULET. Quartz with amphibolite, sapphire of 0,80 qts. and gold.
In Teresa’s words, Rites of Passage is born as true works of art do, from the deepest of consciousness and consciousness, from initial thoughts that expand in her mind, generating different lines and figures to take the form of jewelry pieces.
The choice of the name of the brand was certainly not casual; the rites of passage have a special meaning. “Throughout our lives there are significant moments, important moments that mark a before and an after”, and it is the product of this introspective analysis that Teresa begins to develop her creations.
She defines herself as an undeniably artistic person, with the need to practice a poetic life, free and in constant search of improvement and knowledge.
In Teresa´s words Rites of Passage was born as the real works of art do, from the depths of consciousness and initial thoughts that expand in your mind, generating different lines to take the shape of pieces of jewelry.
“I do not conceive a jewel as a simple element that beautifies and adorns, or an artifice of ostentation that makes us feel more secure, but as a piece that accentuates and reflects the best of the personality or allows us to declare a unique intentionality when we give it to someone special”.
The perception of art for Teresa Escudero goes beyond an aesthetic purpose; and it is exactly what she transmits with her collection, where she recreates reality, generating emotions, energy and beauty.
And although fashion and art have always gone hand in hand, the word trend is not her favorite. Her creative activity is based on a process of understanding everything she wants to reflect and then translating it through matter into a creation that is “made to last.” The pieces of Rites Of Passages are always current, they are outside the weather. Pieces without age over the years, which will also become more valuable because they escape a pattern of concrete behavior in a particular environment for a period
“The magic and commitment to make a jewel requires that time does not pass through it. That is why the essence and objective of each piece is not found in creating something fleeting. It is about transcending, innovating, creating an ownstyle and transmitting certain knowledge and universal consciousness “. And, like the universe and nature, timeless and eternal. “
Each one of the creations of this collection has been carried out with the purpose of transmitting a different sensation, a unique idea. And it achieves it making use of a simple, delicate and sophisticated style.
Bulls Head Ring
And you may wonder, what is the trajectory of the creator …
Teresa Escudero, in addition to her long career in Communication, holds a Bachellor´s Degree in History, hence her deep artistic roots, which she can not deny; something that comes to light in her in a natural way and without postures like personal gifts.
Her jewelry creations are the result of her great passions: sculpture, architecture, painting and a great scientific curiosity, which is precisely the ingredient that brings the most distinctive touch perhaps in her work as a jewelry designer.
Elaborate pieces combining precious and noble terrestrial materials with raw material from the outside of our planet is without doubt the most representative way to describe it. Escudero’s creations has the ability to send you a powerful message
The world of jewelry will be grateful to profiles as interesting as Teresa, because it is thanks to everything that she is in herself, which allows the existence of Rites of Passage; the ability to encompass, through creativity and its eclecticism, history, art, elegance, class and beauty in a piece of jewelry. Rites of Passage is undoubtedly a new category, which overflows magic and beauty
Discover what the universe and the earth have for you and what is contained in each of the creations of this brand.
Pictures by: Marta Muzás
More information in: https://www.ritesofpassage.es/es/