Ray Scott

Ray Scott

Navajo artist, Raynard J. Taa’itsohii Scott, was born on September 3, 1965 in Los Angeles, California. He is of the kin Yaa’aanii (Towering House People) Clan, and born for the Dzil tl’ahnii (Mountain Recess People) Clan. He is the eldest of four boys and two girls. Although raised primarily in urban areas, it was important for Ray and his siblings to be taught traditional Dine (Navajo) values and beliefs.

“One of the most important [beliefs] is that of reciprocity. In this sense I take great care and have the utmost respect for my creations, or my ‘children,’ as they also take care of my family and me. I talk to my ‘children’ and pray as I work with them. Each of these creations has a part of myself in it, and as a result of breathing life into each one, it has a character and soul all its own,” said Ray. Ray’s parents initiated his jewelry-making training at the early age of seven. Ray also acknowledges artists Raymond Yazzie, Boyd Tsosie, and Charles Supplee as prominent figures and inspiration in his life as he learned the ways of jewelry making.

“It is difficult to label a ‘style’ of work that I do. I can only describe it as contemporary, layered sculptures. I like building up layers of contrasting textures and designs. The more intricate design or the further from the norm I get, the more enthusiastic I am about working. I also enjoy researching and reading about ancient arts and civilizations. Among my favorites are those of Ancient Egypt, Greek, and classical periods, such as the Renaissance and Victorian eras.”

Ray’s pieces have won many awards at several shows, including the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Guild Fair, Red Earth, Eight Northern Pueblos Show, and the Gallup Ceremonial. His work is also included in museums and private collections both nationally and internationally.

“It is my wish that each of my creations find a good home: that the person who acquires it will appreciate and have as much happiness wearing it as I did creating it.”


Although the best way to test the size and fit of a piece of jewelry is to try it on in the store, we know that is not always an option. In an effort to help you choose the piece that is right for you, we have included measurements of each piece on the website. Here is how our measurements are defined:


Finding the right size bracelet for your wrist has always been a tricky endeavor, since, unlike rings, there isn't a standardized, universal sizing chart for wrist size. One reason for this is that we all have different shaped wrists, some of us have round wrists, while others have more oval. Bracelets, like wrists, also have different shapes.

So, while bracelet sizing will never be an exact science, we've done what we can to ensure the greatest chance of a comfortable fit. The best thing you can do if you don't know your wrist size is to take a soft measuring tape and loosely measure the circumference of your wrist at the point you plan on wearing it. Try not to have the measuring tape dig into your skin, as this will result in a smaller than ideal size. Once you have the circumference of your wrist, compare it to the chart below to find the correct bracelet size. If your wrist measures in-between two sizes, we recommend rounding up to the larger size. (ie: if your wrist measures 6.375"- you should shop for size "Medium" bracelets.)

 Wrist Circumference

Corresponding Bracelet Size











6.75" - 7"











You may want to drill down further on the bracelet sizing to make sure the cuff is a comfortable fit. You will notice on our website that we generally list four measurements for bracelets:

Keep in mind that certain bracelets can be adjusted slightly to fit your wrist, but those with inlay or stones all the way around will be damaged if bent. In any case, it is always best to check with with us to see if a particular bracelet is adjustable.

Lastly, have no fear! If you order a bracelet that doesn't fit, send it back for one that does! We want this to be a positive experience, you should never wear something that isn't 100% comfortable. More on our return policy here.


Sizing belt buckles is pretty straightforward. The height and width are self-explanatory, and the belt width describes the maximum belt width the buckle will fit on.

Concha Belts

We try to include the height and width for the conchas, as well as the buckle (if different), and the width of the belt they are on. The length of the concha belts can be less important, because these belts are often made quite long to accommodate many waist sizes, and then can be shortened to fit the wearer. If you are concerned whether or not a belt will fit you, just ask. We are happy to size most of our concha belts before shipping.