Ladies' ring: Source Of Life

Anishinaabe Ojibwe Native American-inspired ladies' ring of silver and turquoise - Gichigamiin, Akiiwin Onda'inaan

Title: Gichigamiin, Akiiwin Onda'inaan (The Great Lakes, Source Of Life)
Type: Dineh (Navajo)-style sterling silver ladies' ring set with turquoise; six-prong ring shank
Materials: sterling silver, stabilized turquoise
Stone size: 1.69 x 1.26 in (43 x 32 mm)
Price: 680.00 USD* / 892.00 CAD* / 650,00 EUR**

Prices are indicative and depend on ring sizes, the current price of natural turquoise, and the actual currency rates. 

*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.         

**Shipping costs excluded, Dutch BTW included.

The American Great Lakes, source of life

This unusual six-prong silver-and-turquoise ring, which is rich in symbolism, honors the sacred waters of the NORTH AMERICAN GREAT LAKES and the legendary 600-years lasting, eastward migration that eventually led the Anishinaabe Peoples to their vast borders.
For six centuries or more, the Great Lakes have been the home of the Gichi Gami Anishinaabeg (the Ojibwe Peoples of the Great Lakes), who  descend from the great Algonkin Nation of the Eastern seaboard. Because the lakes and adjacent rivers and streams in the Great Lakes territory are rich in fish, these waters have been bountiful sources of food for the Gichi Gami Anishinaabeg ever since.
However, the lakes’ immense stretches of water are not only a source of food; they are also a MANIDOO (spirit), a sacred source of many life forms. Therefore, whenever a person or a group of persons pass a remarkable or dangerous place on the Great Lakes, one is supposed  to say a prayer, accompanied sometimes with a gift of asemaa (tobacco). Always place tobacco in nibi, the water, whenever crossing a lake!
Go to my blog story to read more about the ring and the subject of nibi.
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