Wedding rings product information
Title: Giniw Manidoo (Spirit of the War Eagle)
Type: Hopi-style overlay wedding ring, oxidized recesses
Materials: Sterling silver
Thickness: 0.071 in (1.8 mm)
Width: 0.39 in / 10 mm (men's ring) and 0.315 in / 8 mm (ladies' ring)
Set price from: 686.00 USD* / 915.00 CAD* / 730,00 EUR**
*Prices are indicative and depend on the current silver price and ring sizes. Shipping costs and US and Canadian tax rates excluded.
** Price in Euros is indicative, Dutch BTW included, shipping costs 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.
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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 ring band as wider bands typically require a larger size to fit comfortably. It is therefore always best to be sized with a professional jeweler's ring sizer of the same width as the one 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.
About the wedding bands
This ring set titled "Spirit of Giniw" depicts the geometrically stylized tail feathers of a golden eagle; the Anishinaabe ancestors called this eagle species alternately war eagle and black-headed eagle. The overlay technique that the jeweler used results in a design that is reminiscent of the graphical, minimalist style of the Hopi potters from Arizona - which goes back many centuries - and also of their jewelry-making style, which originated in the 1950s.
To the Hopi, as well as to the Anishinaabeg and all other First peoples of Turtle Island, the feathers of the war eagle represent courage and great inner power. To our ancestors, Mishoomis Giniw, the Golden Eagle Grandfather, was the protector of Ziigwan, the Springtime Spirit. Traditionally he is the one who watches over all women, particularly those who are in new beginnings.
The abstract feather design of the wedding rings symbolizes the physical as well as spiritual unity of the couple that vows to walk the path of life together. This, along with the distinct, rather dramatic contrast caused by oxidation of the cut-out recesses of the rings, emphasizes the powerful character of the eagle feather symbol, at the same time suggesting a certain inner harmony that beautifully reflects the sacred character of marriage...