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Raynard J Scott

A prominent Navajo silversmith, who often signs his work with his Indian name, as well. His name story is interesting: his father was in the army, and the sergeant was frustrated with the daunting Navajo name, Ta’it’so’hii. So, he declared “from now on, you’re Scott! ”
Ray’s work is noted for its fine harmony between polished and textured surfaces and exquisite detail. His jewelry is made entirely by himself. Nothing is bought from jewelry supply stores, nor do any other silversmiths participate in the making of his jewelry. This is notable because many jewelers do incorporate commercial findings in their work, and/or work with others to keep up with demand.