Life Is a Dance

Ojibwe wedding rings Bimaadiziwin Niimiwin

Title: Bimaadiziwin Niimiwin (Life Is a Dance)
TypeOjibwe-style graphic overlay wedding ring- belongs to the Spirit Suns series
Materials: 14K red gold, interior of 14K warm yellow gold, inlay of 14K multicolor gold (left ring); 14K white gold, interior of 14Kred gold, inlay of 14K red gold (right ring)
Width: 0.276 inch (7 mm) and 0.315 in (8 mm)
Set price from: 2
,030 USD* / 2,550 CAD* / 2.060 EUR**
Item: WISDOM-2

*Prices are indicative and depend on the current gold price and ring sizes. Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded. Please note that persons who hold a Canadian First Nations status card and live and work on their reserve are generally tax exempt.
**Prices are indicative and depend on the ring sizes and the current gold price and exchange rates. Shipping costs excluded, Dutch BTW included.

PLEASE NOTE: The cost of gold, silver, and platinum is fluctuating weekly. Although prices on this website are being updated on a regular base, they are merely indicative. Contact us for a customized price quotation if you find a set of wedding or clan rings or a piece of jewelry you are interested in orderingPlease do not forget to mention the item number and the exact ring sizes in case you ask for a price quotation for wedding rings or clan rings.

Some considerations when measuring ring sizes:

Since the wider a ring is, the tighter it will fit, please note that your sizes must be measured with a ring sizer (a jeweler's wedding band gauge) of the same width as the rings of your choice.

The best size is usually the ring that fits snugly and gives a little resistance when you take it off. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

To live is to dance


The concept of mino-bimaadiziwin, or Life (how to live a good life), which is the central theme of the Anishinaabe worldview, reflects our journey on Earth and our connection to all Creation. The above set of wedding rings, featuring outlined 'dancing sprit suns' or 'seeds' rich with movement and vibrant colors, celebrates the versatility and colorfulness of Life itself. The design of the wedding rings graphically illustrates the - often invisible-  spiritual powers that seem to dance through the atmosphere infusing and surrounding all living things in nature. They are symbols of a very old tradition and of the most sacred art - as practiced for thousands of years by the Anishinaabe and Cree Peoples from the northern woods of the Turtle Island (North American) continent.

MariJo Moore, Cherokee/Dutch poet, once wrote the following, breathtaking words:

"I hope you dance
to dance is to pray,
to pray is to heal,
to heal is to give,
to give is to live,
to live is to dance".

I think those words perfectly match these overlay, multicolor gold wedding rings, which I named 'Life is a Dance'. The ring on the left consists of red gold on the outside and yellow gold on the inside; the 'spirit suns'- inlay is made of yellow, red, and white gold. The ring on the right I made of white gold (outside) and red gold (inside); the spirit suns are red gold.

The rings belong to the wedding ring line 'nibwaakawin' (Wisdom). Wisdom is one of seven ring lines I designed; Grandfathers as I like to call them. The other six Grandfathers are Love, Courage, Humility, Respect, Uprightness, and Truth.

Let's all try to live according these lessons.

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