An emblem is a symbol unique to a corporation, state or individual person or family. Such logos are commonly referred to as a “Coat of Arms.” The ancient Romans used similar insignias on their shields. Coats of arms came into general use by feudal lords and knights in battle in the 12th Century. By the 13th Century arms had spread beyond their initial battlefield use to become a kind of insignia or logo for families and inherited from one generation to the next. The coats of arms granted to commercial companies are a major source of the modern logo.
In the 21st century, coats of arms are still in use by a variety of institutions and individuals; for example, many European cities and universities have guidelines on how their coats of arms may be used, and protect their use as trademarks.
The RCGJ emblem represents Raymond or Ray C. Gayton-Jacob as an individual and the commercial endeavors pursued by the individual. The red shield symbolizes military strength and magnanimity. The color white signifies peace and sincerity; blue represents truth and loyalty. All three colors are also part of the Dutch, Indonesian, and American flags. Finally, the color orange Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family. The lineage of the current dynasty -- the House of Oranje-Nassau -- dates back to Willem van Oranje (William of Orange). But while the color orange has royal roots in the Netherlands, today it symbolizes a broader pride in the country and in being Dutch.
The image of the Garuda (a large bird-like creature, or humanoid bird) adopted by Indonesia as a national symbol is surrounded by a Dutch influence, signifying RCGJ’s Dutch & Indonesian heritage. The crest of the Garuda bears the American flag as a shield; demonstrating RCGJ’s heart is with the American way of life. The Latin words “spes tuendi” over the Garuda infers defending hope.
With a connectivity to the Native American tribes in Riverside County, RCGJ recognizes the symbology behind the starburst image within the emblem. Some plains nation tribes create a starburst with simple triangles formed around a circle. Within the circle is a figurine of a man or animal to symbolize strength, courage and virility. The starburst symbolizes a cosmic union and enhances man’s strength derived from such a connection.