The diversity that exists among Native American wedding rings shows clearly in the rings pictured on www.bearclawjewelry.com. Here the diversity extends far beyond the expected combination of both silver and gold rings.
While almost all of the Native American jewelry of this type use a band of silver or gold as a display of love, the Native Americans have found multiple ways to decorate those metal bands. Some Native American silversmiths decorate their ring bands with appliquéd designs. Some have put gem stones onto their wedding rings.
Some Native American silversmiths have produced metal bands with a cast design. At times, a silversmith has created a ring for weddings with a combination of features, For example, a Native American bride and groom can have wedding rings with an appliquéd design into which gems have been inserted.
At www.americantrails.com, one can see how the Native American culture has influenced the designs depicted on Native American wedding rings. Some of the ring bands bear a wave design. Some of the wedding bands carry an arrow point design. Some of the bands display a cliff or stream pattern.
The traditional Native patterns are stylized to fit either narrow or wide bands. Thus Native American rings have varying widths. One Native American bride and groom might choose to purchase wedding rings with a wide gold band, while a second couple might prefer rings with a narrow silver band.
Native Americans have long engraved figures on totem poles. The totem bear has now been engraved on some of the bands and rings. The repeated black pattern contrasts sharply with the silver in the wedding band.
Native Americans also put different figures onto their rugs. Some of the rug designs have been reproduced on Native American wedding rings. A striking example of such a reproduction can be found at www.navajosilversmith.com. There one can find a turquoise design on a white gold background.
Once planning to marry, a Native American couple can benefit from becoming familiar with the better-known silversmiths. They might well want to look on the Internet for the information about Ron Henry. Henry grew up on a Navajo Reservation in Cayote Canyon, New Mexico. Today his experiences on the reservation influence his skillfully crafted wedding rings.
On occasion, a Native American silversmith will need to create a wedding ring for a son or daughter. When that happens, all future Native American couples derive a chance to discover the product created by the emotionally stirred silversmith. Such a silversmith created a wedding ring now sold on www.navajosilversmith.com.
On that website one can find a unique wedding ring set, one in which gold has been overlaid on silver. Each ring in the pair of rings has one smooth and one variegated side. The engagement ring and the wedding ring have matching variegations.