Santa Fe Silverworks by Gregory Segura
Santa Fe Silverworks is a collection of beautiful, unique and exquisitely handcrafted sterling silver pieces created by Award Winning native Santa Fe silversmith Gregory P. Segura. Being mostly self taught, Gregory began designing in silver 20 years ago and has continued to perfect his skills over the years. Inspired by all the beauty that the Southwest has to offer, and a great admirer of master silversmiths from New Mexico’s past, Gregory’s work reflects his Spanish and Native American heritage. A bit of a restless soul or maybe just because he is a Gemini, Gregory’s jewelry offers a wide range of diverse designs from traditional to contemporary.
New Mexico Zia
If you are or know someone from New Mexico or just love New Mexico this is the perfect item. New Mexico's distinctive insignia is the Zia Sun symbol, which originated with the Indians of Zia Pueblo in ancient times. It's design reflects their tribal philosophy, with its wealth of pantheistic spiritualism teaching the basic harmony of all things in the universe. Four is the sacred number of Zia and the figure is composed of a circle from which four points radiate. These points made up of four straight lines of varying length personify the number most often used by the Giver of all good gifts.
To the Zia Indian, the sacred number four is embodied in the earth, with its four directions, north, south, east, west; in the year, with its four seasons, summer, fall, winter, spring; in the day, with the morning, noon, evening and night; in life, with its four divisions, childhood, youth, manhood and old age. Everything is bound together in a circle of life and love, without beginning, without end. The Zia believe that in this great brotherhood of all things, man has four sacred obligations: he must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the welfare of his people.