A Lovebirds Custom Wedding Band has been exceptionally fun for Walker Goldsmiths to create for a customer. I carved the middle band in wax and we cast it using the traditional lost wax technique. Here are two pictures of the Lovebirds Ring that we just finished and delivered to a friend to represent the love he has for his lady. The center cast band is 14kt White Gold with an Eagle and a Raven on either side of an 18kt Gold Sun. The side bands are each 18kt Yellow Gold. The whole width of the band is 10 mm.
“Among the Tlingit and Haida peoples of Alaska there are only two moieties, the Ravens and the Eagles. The gift often given was a silver or gold bracelet, hand-carved with the symbol of both moieties, the Eagle and the Raven, hence Love Birds. This custom is very much alive and flourishing on the North West Coast and is the most frequently requested design Owen carves. We often use the word clan rather that moiety, but the correct term is moiety. When a man meets a woman he is interested in, the first question asked is usually “Are you Raven or Eagle? If both are Eagles or Ravens they are as brother and sister, and the relationship dies right there, but if one is Raven and one Eagle sparks may fly!” Owen Walker wrote this for his Lovebirds Bracelet, it applies for a ring as well and we think it’s a great idea.