Sterling Silver Pendant with Damascus Agate, Silver Ore and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise by Tracey Designs
Artist Ray Tracey has had a life-long love of jewelry. As a child growing up in Sawmill, AZ, Asa Tracey, his Grandfather, influenced him with his stories of working all day long to fuel the fire in the forge that would melt silver. From this process, a new piece of jewelry would be created.
As a young child, Ray spent time viewing jewelry designs at the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial and at the Navajo Nation Fair, fueling his desire to create his own style of jewelry. Ray’s family moved to Ganado, AZ when he was six years old. One summer day when he was nine years old, he complained to his mother of how bored he was. The next day his mother enrolled him into summer school and changed his life forever. He went straight to art class and found a silver-smithing table in the corner. He remembered his grandfather’s stories and the rest is history. His creations stand as transitional figures from traditional to contemporary.
This beautifully crafted pendant is made of sterling silver with a massive Damascus Agate, resting above is a cabochon of Silver Ore crowned with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The overall size of this pendant is 4" long and 2" at its widest point.