Wedding rings product information
Title: Biitawi-babaamaadiziwan (Parallel Journeys)
Type: Ojibwe-style silver graphic overlay wedding ring with a wolf paw design on the outside; oxidized recesses/outlines
Materials: Sterling silver
Thickness: 0.071 in (1.8 mm)
Width: 0.315 in / 8 mm
Set price from: 675 USD* / 845 CAD*
*Prices are indicative and depend on the current silver price and exchange rates and on your ring sizes. Shipping costs and possible tax rates excluded. Please see Order guide for information on costs of delivery.
Please note that persons who hold a Canadian First Nations status card and live and work on their reserve are generally tax exempt.
PLEASE NOTE: The cost of precious metals 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 ordering. Please 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:
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 of the same width as that of of the ring you intend to purchase.
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.
Wolf and man, siblings walking separate paths
These unique sterling silver wedding bands stand out with simple, sleekly stylized overlay designs featuring two parallel lines - a long one for the life path of Ma’iingan (Wolf) and a shorter one for that of Anishinaabe Inini (man) - and two dots symbolizing the physical/spiritual worlds of man and the animals.
An old Ojibwe Anishinaabe creation story tells of Akinoo’amaagan Ma’iingan, Teacher Wolf, whom GICHI-MANIDOO (The Great Mystery) sent to the world to walk with Wiinabozho, the First Man, and teach him about the nature of Mother Earth and about her usefulness to mankind. The lesson Ma’iingan taught First Man involved recognizing and naming all the plants, trees, animals, and places. When Ma’iingan was finished teaching, the Great Mystery instructed mankind that from that day on, wolf and man, as split siblings, were to walk a journey separate from each other, their paths rarely to cross, and that they would encounter each other solely in blurry shadows at dusk and dawn. And when their paths would cross, humans were to remember the important role that Akinoo’amaagan Ma’iingan played in their beginning...
An Anishinaabe teaching about Wolf
Ningwis (my son), wolves were referred to as the guardian of our spirits.
Wolves are free spirits even though their packs are very organized.
A lone wolf is rarely found in the wild. Wolves are social creatures like you and I. Just as you watch over your sister so does a wolf watch his brother.
Just as you listen to your father, so does a wolf to his mother. Just as our family eats together, so to does the wolf family.
Ningwis, our People and the wolves are the same.
Long ago, wolves were as numerous as the stars. Many of them once watched over us. Now there are but a scattered few.
They were strong hunters and survived with what the earth would give them.
Although they would travel, they would never be far from home.
Each of them knew their place in the pack and always did their share. Without working together not only would they die but the entire pack would as well.
Our People are like the wolf, we need community, we need to work together and we need to do our share. Not only will you benefit but so will your People."
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