The Spaniards brought old world designs to the Southwest in the19th century.
The Crescent (Naja) symbol that was found on the horse’s bridal is symbolic to the Navajo People. It symbolizes Rainbow Guardian, which surrounds the People’s homeland touching all four Sacred Mountains. The Navajo also found designs of plants and flowers carved on the Conquistador’s leather saddles and chaps.
The tooling of the Spaniard's leatherwork inspired Ray to create 2011 designs.
Ears of corn and corn stalk carvings are a central theme accented with flowers and leaves. In Navajo mythology, First Man and First Woman were made from the ears of corn. Corn is sacred to the Navajo. The integration of non-traditional cabochons and turquoise make this line a blending of Old World and New World.
SIZE: Height: 1 1/2" Width: 1 1/8"” MATERIAL: Sterling silver STONE: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise LINE: One Stone Inlay Turquoise provides solace for the spirit and well-being for the body.
SIZE: Height: 1 1/2" Width: 1 1/8"” MATERIAL: Sterling silver STONE: Pink Peruvian Opal LINE: One Stone Inlay Pink Opal is noted for its energy and emotional healing.
SIZE: Height: 1 1/2" Width: 1 1/8"” MATERIAL: Sterling silver STONE: Black Jade LINE: One Stone Inlay Black jade is represents power, protection, wisdom and self-control.