J1495 Tim Busch Sterling silver pendant by Arizona silversmith and lapidary Tim Busch. The 3/8” x 1 3/4” asymmetrical pendant with a 1/4” bale has Cloud Mountain turquoise Inlay. One square cut turquoise is raised.
The Cloud Mountain (Yungai) mine is located in Yun County, in the Northwest region of the Hubei Province. This area has been mined for turquoise since the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618 - 907). As one of the finest turquoise to come out of China, Cloud Mountain Turquoise comes in a variety of webbed matrix patterns and various shades of blue and green. In 2005 the Yungai Mine was closed.
“My appreciation for the Southwest was instilled in me from an early age and grew through my Mother’s love of the Native American Arts after we moved to Tempe, Arizona when I was six years old. Inspired by artists like Charles Loloma and Larry Golsh, I began working primarily in gold and incorporating precious and semi-precious stones into contemporary Southwest designs. Each piece is started with an idea however the design typically changes throughout the process as I pull inspiration through the materials and different color combinations that I am working with to create a truly one of a kind piece.” Tim presently lives in Show Low, Arizona
About the artist
Tim Busch: "My appreciation for the Southwest was instilled in me from an early age and grew through my Mother’s love of the Native American Arts after we moved to Tempe, Arizona when I was six years old. I would accompany her to Byron Hunter’s Trading Post where she worked and various other places such as the Pow Wow in Flagstaff which extended my love and appreciation for the Southwest heritage and art. Another shop I often visited was Trader Gene’s in Scottsdale which is where in fact I purchased my first Turquoise Cabochon’s.