4-Direction Gold Rings
4-Direction Gold Rings
4-Direction Gold Rings in silver gold or platinum. The 4 directions of the wheel and north, east, south and west. They also represent the phases of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, Elder), the seasons of the year (spring, summer, fall, winter), physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Variations for the 4 directions rings styles and designs include about 50 samples of designs that work on wide band rings and some that will fit well on thin band rings. Be aware that detail is lost the more the design is shrunk.
Several thin gold samples have flattened sides to make way for an area to engrave the design.
Stones are also a common ‘ divider ‘ between the 4 directions and ribs add a nice contrast in materials.
More 4-Direction Gold Rings – samples
Different tribes interpret the Medicine Wheel differently. Each of the Four Directions (East, South, West, and North) is typically represented by a distinctive color, such as black, red, yellow, and white, which for some stands for the human races. The Directions can also represent:
- Stages of life: birth, youth, adult (or elder), death
- Seasons of the year: spring, summer, winter, fall
- Aspects of life: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical
- Elements of nature: fire (or sun), air, water, and earth
- Animals: Eagle, Bear, Wolf, Buffalo and many others
- Ceremonial plants: tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar
The 4 colors are not a standard representation ‘ across-the-border’ throughout Native Philosophy. Colors, animals etc can change as a person goes through the stages of life or with achievements. For example, the black the west ( I use Onyx ) can become Blue ( Lapis ) as a person reaches Manhood in some tribes.
BASIC RING COSTS - in the info below.... 1. Find the type of ring you would like - (Engraved, Appliquéd, Wrap-around, Cast, Mountain,) 2. ...find the width , (Thin, Wide, Wider ) .... 3. ....then metal content...( gold, silver, gold on silver., gold on gold ...etc) 4. Platinum depends on finger size , width and are generally 3-5 times gold 5. Rough costs are listed below due to finger size , design complexity and gold market. ENGRAVED RINGS - Thin bands -1/4"(6-7mm) - Silver - $100 - $120 - Gold - $630 - Wide Bands- 3/8"(9.5mm) - Silver engraved - $110 - $130 - 14k gold engraved - $660 APPLIQUED THIN BANDS (metal soldered on metal ) - Silver on silver- $290 - $420 - Gold on Silver- $450 - $700 - Gold on Gold- $500 - $750 APPLIQUED WIDE BANDS ( metal soldered on metal ) - Silver on silver $250 - $500 - 14k gold Disc on silver $250 - $500 - 14k gold (large /complicated) on silver $490 - $700 - Gold on Gold $700 - $990 APPLIQUED WIDER BANDS - 7/16 to 1/2"(11mm -12.7mm) - Silver engraved - $120 - $150 - Gold engraved - $740- $800 - Appliqued wider - Silver on silver $350 - $550 - 14k gold Disc rings - on silver $280 - $570 - 14k gold ( large-complicated ) on silver $600 -$800 - Gold on Gold $800 - $1100 WRAP-AROUND BANDS - 1/4"(6mm) - Silver engraved- $100 - $120 - Gold engraved- $470 - $670 - Appliqued wrap-around bands - Silver on silver- $280 - $400 - Gold on Silver- $280 - $500 - Gold on Gold- $490 - $900 Email for prices