On a Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height, consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a Zia sun Gules, voided of the field, in the second and third quarters, a halberd rebaited erect blades outward. The shield ensigned with a Gold Morion styled helmet. Attached below the shield, a Red scroll ends turned Gold and inscribed "CRESCIT EUNDO" in Gold letters.
Red and yellow are the colors of the New Mexico State flag. The symbol of the red sun "Zia" reflects the Pueblo's tribal philosophy of harmony of all things in the universe. The shield is quartered to represent the number "four", which is a sacred number for the Zia Indian. The medieval halberd and Morion helmet represent the Spanish Conquistadors and are symbols of military strength. The motto "CRESCIT EUNDO" is the New Mexico State motto and translates to "It grows as it goes".
The shoulder loop insignia was originally authorized 22 April 2004. It was amended on the 13 May 2004, to revise all the manufacturing drawings to require the ends of the scroll to be modeled. The description and symbolism of the design remain the unchanged.