Visual Perceptions of Power
Wedding rings product information
Title: Mashkawendamowin Izhinamowinan (Visual Perceptions Of Power)
Type: Ojibwe-style graphic overlay wedding ring with a Life Road design on the outside and stylized designs of an eagle talon (left) and a bear paw (right) on the inside; oxidized recesses/outlines
Materials: Sterling silver; the ring exteriors have a satin finish
Thickness: 0.071 in (1.8 mm)
Width: 0.315 in / 8 mm
Set price from: 584.00 USD* / 728.00 CAD* / 600 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.
In Anishinaabe tradition, the symbols of eagle and bear combined stand for the strongest medicine and ultimate power.
Gete-aya'aag, our ancestors, understood that Grandfather Bear and Grandfather Eagle are connected spirits. To them, Migizi, the White-Headed Eagle, taught mankind the power of Love; Makwa the Bear modelled the virtue of Courage. In the olden days it was understood that wisdom and courage cannot exist without each other and that there is great wisdom in understanding that one cannot know love unless one is courageous...that one cannot walk the path of life without making changes once in a while. Enh, it takes great courage to actually bring about the change...
The above set of silver wedding rings, displaying a stylized Path of Life on the outside and the designs of an eagle talon and a bear paw imprint on the insides, is the jeweler's tribute to Migizi and Makwa, whose combined symbols represent strong medicine and great spiritual power.