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Overlay Pendant with Bisbee Turquoise


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This artist worked with, and learned from, the late, great Chalmers Day, whose overlay technique is celebrated.

Tim’s work is in the same, impeccable tradition.

With a striking, contemporary version of traditional motifs, the overlay work on this pendant is precise, inventive, and raised above the darkened and textured, silver base.

The silver work is impressive and decorative, but the real star of this handsome pendant is the magnificent, natural Bisbee turquoise.

One of the top, most desirable, and hard-to-come-by turquoise stones of the southwestern United States, the best Bisbee is noted for its brilliant blue color, and maroon matrix.

This thick, large stone checks those rare and coveted boxes, and sits high above the gleaming silver.

The artist has placed the stone horizontally, so its gently rounded form echoes the shape of the stylized plant leaves in the bottom row.

Those simplified shapes have a sleek, art deco look.

Stepped rain symbols are also rounded at the tops, and the chiseled bezel, that wraps around the turquoise, forms a palisade of rounded and straight shapes.

Graphic drama in the silver work, and that dazzling turquoise, make this pendant unusually handsome – and a real collector’s item, too.


Additional information


Pendant is 2 " W x 2 1/2" H including bail | Stone is 7/8" W x 3/8" H


Natural Bisbee Turquoise, Sterling Silver