Silver wedding rings Spirit of the Sleeping Giant
Contemporary expressions of ancient Anishinaabe imagery
Price range: 400.00 USD /530.00 CAD - 1,180.00 USD /1,570.00 CAD per wedding ring set*
The spirit of the Sleeping Giant
We proudly present our new collection of unique appliqué and overlay wedding and engagement rings handcrafted in eco-friendly sterling silver. Silver rings are more affordable than gold rings; thick plate of high-quality sterling silver is used to compensate the lower durability of silver.
The collection is inspired and infused by the ancient spirit of the Sleeping Giant, a mystical landmark of Gichigami (Lake Superior).
A petrified manidoo resting in an opening of Thunder Bay, the Sleeping Giant is said to be the friendly spirit Wiinabozho whom the Great Mystery turned into stone in order for him to guard the bay and its sacred copper and silver deposits against the greed of foreign invaders...
The unique spirit of our silver eagle feather engagement rings
Jeweler Zhaawano's elegant eagle feather engagement rings are living prayers. The sylized feathers adorning the rings tell a sacred story that has been taught and told by countless generations of spiritual teachers and storytellers.
The rings are a unique mixture of affordability and simple elegance. The stories of the rings are still very much alive today. Their meaning, deeply rooted in the collective memory and cultural consciousness of the Anishinaabe and Cree Peoples, are also universal since they touch our everyday lives and relationships.
The eagle feathers of the rings stand for the spirit of life and for the search for thruth in all things. The gems that adorn the feathers symbolize a personal quest of fulfillment and are statements of individuality of the the lady who's going to wear the ring.
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See below our collection of sterling silver wedding rings
*Prices are indicative and depend on ring sizes and the current exchange rates; shipping costs and possible tax rates are excluded.
About the wedding rings and the technique of overlay
"I use what I like to call the pictographic-overlay technique for some of my silver wedding rings as well as for many of my gold wedding rings, clan rings, and jewelry designs. In case of the overlay rings that you see on this page, this essentially means that I solder a piece of silver plate with a design cut out on top of a solid plate of the same material, making a negative design - called inside graphics - some of which have gold inlays - which is usually oxidized (darkened) in order to make the design stand out against the polished or matte surface of the wedding ring. I like to believe that the use of graphic overlay, which, if executed well, results in minimalist designs of striking simplicity, provides a genuine depth of meaning to my wedding rings. I want the contrast and dramatic movement of (the sometimes black outlined) forms and flowing lines, which are inspired on the ancient mazinaajimowin, the painted dreams and instructions that my ancestors left on rock, copper, leather, and birch bark, to capture the core essence of what I am conveying. Which is: to render a metaphorical, or rather, hidden, meaning in a way that anyone can relate to the universal nature of the imagery."
- Zhaawano Giizhik