J1502 Sterling silver ring by Arizona silversmith and lapidary Tim Busch. The beautiful hand crafted ring has a saddle shaped 3/8” x 1 3/8” Royston turquoise stone inlaid in the contemporary sterling setting. Size 7 3/4
Royston is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues with a brown matrix. While Royston is considered an active mine, it is a very small operation. Royston is a district in Nevada consisting of three turquoise mines: Bunker Hill, Oscar Wehrend, and the main producer, high quality Royal Blue. The mine in Nevada is still producing high quality turquoise but in limited amounts.
“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.