Dialogue with the Cosmos

Native American Ojibwe eagle feather wedding rings Nigaganoonaamin Manidoo

Title: Nigaganoonaamin Manidoo ("We Communicate with the Spirit")
Type : Eagle feather ring, comfort fit ring shanks
Materials : 14K white gold, a 0.236 x 0.118 inch (6x3 mm) marquise-cut amethyst set in a 14K yellow gold bezel in the ladies' ring. 
Set p rice from : 2,115.00 USD* / 2,795.00 CAD* / 2.210,00 EUR**
Price men's ring from : 879,00 USD* / 1,160.00 CAD* / 890,00 EUR**
Price ladies' ring from : 1,256.00 USD* / 1,660.00 CAD* / 1.320,00 EUR**
Item number : LOVE-9

*Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded. Please note that persons who hold a Canadian First Nations status card  and live and work on their reserve  are generally tax exempt .
**Shipping costs excluded, Dutch BTW included.
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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.

Talk with the spirits and listen to the great love that lives within ourselves

A unique mixture of modern elegance and harmonic simplicity, these white gold eagle feather rings created in the studio of Native American wedding ring specialist Zhaawano Giizhik. The title of these wedding rings is Nigaganoonaamin Manidoo, which literally means “We communicate with the Spirit/Mystery.”

Color, shape, and asymmetric placement of the sparkling amethyst cradled in a 14K yellow gold bezel in the ladies’ ring create a touch of refinement and magic wonder; elements that I always seek to incorporate into my ring designs. 

Amethyst is said to be a meditative and calming stone that provides calm, balance, patience, and instills peace in mind, body, and soul.

The stylized feather of the wedding rings represent the spirit of the eagle, and therefore communication with all of the cosmos. Feathers of Migizi and Giniw , respectively the bald eagle and the golden eagle, are believed to convey human thoughts and feelings and provide persons with an opportuni­ty to speak directly to the spirits with debwewin (a straight mind) and bekide'ewin (a pure heart). According to tradition, it were the animikii-binesiwag, the thunderbirds, the most powerful birds in creation and metaphorical representations of migiziwag (eagles) and gekekwag (hawks), who imparted to eagle feathers a fragment of their celestial power; it is even said that they gave each eagle four of their feathers. Elders tell us that carrying an eagle feather is a sacred act and that it comes along with great responsibilities since the power of a feather comes from the Thunderbirds ; a person who is worthy of bearing an eagle feather must therefore acknowledge that he is recognized by the Thunderbirds themselves as being able to use their formidable spirit powers…

In addition to the eagle/Thunderbird feather symbol, the marquise cut shape of the 0.236 x 0.118 inch stone that I placed off-center on one side of the feather represents an “ashkibag” (spring leaf) that sprouts spontaneously from a stem of a plant or tree. It is a playful reference to the spring season, time of rebirth and new growth.

The mysterious purple glow of the precious stone that seems to radiate from the core of the tree or plant leaf suggests a certain receptivity for GICH-MANIDOO, the omnipresence of the sacred energy and life force permeating the universe and the budding nature in spring in the northern land of lakes and forests. Purple, in the tradition of the Anishinaabeg, also stands for love, and, in particular, love for GICHI-MANIDOO, the sum of all Mystery that is present in nature and everything alive. The gemstone, therefore, reminds us of our ability to get in touch with the benevolent spirits that dwell in the four corners of the earth - and thus with gichi-zaagi’idiwin: The great love that lives within ourselves…

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