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Kaganawa wave

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€200,00 EUR
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€200,00 EUR
Jewel made entirely by hand by the Italian craftsman Gianmarco Fontana. 
This pendant made of 925 Silver depicting the Kaganawa wave is part of the "Japanized" collection.

Sea waves are a particular case of physical wave in which the water surface is set in motion mainly due to the action of the wind and in general of the atmospheric circulation; the winds can be felt, in the open sea, up to a maximum depth of 150 meters. In this case the wave is formed because the wind pushes the surface water layer, giving up part of its kinetic energy and momentum, and providing it with a higher speed than the underlying water layer; due to viscous friction each layer of water with different speed tends to drag the slower underlying layer and at the same time to slow down, from which it is understood that, if they are not continuously fed or do not first encounter an obstacle, they are destined to dissolve or dissipate in a finite time interval.

The friction between the wind and the surface of the water causes the surface particles to move in a circulatory motion: that is, the wave produced is not perfectly transverse or longitudinal, but assumes a wave form and a mixed propagation between the two. Sometimes the sea or the ocean appears moved by surface waves even in the absence of wind: this simply happens because the observed wave motion is a residual wave motion or produced in other areas of the ocean or sea where the action of the winds that generate waves in subsequent propagation. The wave is due to the energy that the wind imprints on the water.