Wedding rings Spirit of the Great Lake
Trouwringen Geest van het Grote Meer
"Giganoonigonaa gichigami: the Great Lake speaks to us"
*When ordering or requesting a price quote please mention your ring sizes and the title or item# of the ring set. See further down for wedding ring sizing recommendations.
Product information wedding rings
Title: Gichigami Manidoo (Spirit of the Great Lake)
Type: Ojibwe-style graphic overlay wedding ring
Materials: 14K white gold; 14K red gold interior (ladies' ring)
Width: 0.32 inch / 8 mm
Set price from: 2,360 USD* / 2,900 CAD* / 2.200 EUR**
*Prices are indicative and depend on the current gold price, ring sizes, and the current EUR/DOLLAR exchange rates. Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates and 5.9% additional money transfer and/or credit card fees excluded.
**Prices are indicative and depend on the ring sizes and the current gold price. Shipping costs excluded, Dutch BTW included.
N.B.1: Prices exclude 5.9% additional money transfer and/or credit card fees. International bank-to-bank transfers are free of charge.
N.B.2: Persons holding a Canadian First Nations status card and living and working on their reserve are generally tax exempt.
The story of the rings
The above ring set of 14K white gold and 14K red gold, created by hand with the aid of the overlay technique, is titled Gichigami Manidoo (Spirit of the Great Lake). The graphic design of these storytelling rings is an artistic reference to an age-old teaching of the Midewiwin, the ancient Lodge of Wisdom and Knowledge seekers of the Anishinaabeg Peoples.
The white gold of the rings' surfaces as well as the the outlined waves of the Lake and the beams of the inlaid sun are a reference to the light of Gimishoomisinaan Giizis, the grandfather of all Life on earth as he rises each morning in the east to perform his ritual dance across the southern sky. In addition, the red color of the interior of the ladies' ring pay homage to zhoomaanikiwaabik, or ozaawaabiko-zhooniyaa (copper), the sacred metal of the Anishinaabeg Peoples that they have been harvesting since time immemorial from the depths of Gichigami (Lake Superior).
The symbolism of the wedding rings refers to the opposing and complementing forces that not only exist in nature, but also in human life – and, in particularly, in wiidigendiwin, the sacred bond between two partners for life.
Ring sizing information
When ordering, make sure to mention the exact size(s) of the wedding band(s) of your choice.
Please note that professional sizing methods are more reliable and accurate than online or at-home methods. Professional sizing can be done at a local, reputable jeweler.
It is important to take into account the width of your band as wider bands typically require a larger size to fit comfortably. It is therefore always best to be sized with a ring sizer (a jeweler's wedding band gauge) of the same width as that of the ring you intend to purchase.
Please note that in case the ring size or sizes relayed by the customer to the jeweler turn(s) out to be inaccurate or no longer up-todate on delivery, all costs for resizing the ring(s) or making new ring(s) will be entirely for the customer's account.