Together on the Rough and Winding Road
Title: Niwiijiiwaa Waawaashkamiinaang (Together On The Rough and Winding Road)
Type: Ojibwe-style graphic overlay wedding ring, organic (sculptural) finishing by means of melting and hammer-texturing.
Materials: 14K warm yellow gold; interiors of 14K red gold
Width: 0.315 in (8 mm) and 0.394 in (10 mm)
Set price from: 2,260 USD* / 2,580 CAD* / 2.100 EUR**
*Prices are indicative and depend on the current gold price and ring sizes. Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded.
**Prices are indicative and depend on the ring sizes and the current gold price and exchange rates. Shipping costs excluded, Dutch BTW included.
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 gold, silver, and platinum 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:
Since the wider a ring is, the tighter it will fit, please note that your sizes must be measured with a ring sizer (a jeweler's wedding band gauge) of the same width as the rings of your choice.
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.
Woodland Art jeweler Zhaawano executed the above bicolor gold Midewiwin Life Road wedding bands with the aid of his trademark method of Ojibwe graphic overlay and provided them with an organic look - characterized by a slightly melted ("sculptural") top layer with a subtle hammer blow-structure surface. The rings, which consist of a 14K warm yellow gold exterior and a 14K red gold interior, show a cut-out symbol of the Midewiwin Life Road with a cut-out, stylized design of Maang (a loon) on the insides.
To Zhaawano's ancestors, Maang, the skilfull waterbird with the loud, wild cry, symbolized conjugal fidelity, for it was the close companionship between loons that best reflected wiidigendiwin, the union between husband and wife.
The title of the wedding rings, Niwiijiiwaa Waawaashkamiinaang, literally means: I accompany him/her on the crooked road.
To learn more about the symbolic meaning of the Midewiwin Life Road symbol, see Zhaawano's Artblog.
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