Excited about the Olympics and fascinated with the inukshuk image you’re now seeing a lot of? The inukshuk is the official mascot of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada. Disegno has been making inukshuk jewellery for the last fifteen years, albeit a relative nano-second to the centuries inuksuit (plural) have graced the Arctic. The inukshuk is the stone icon of the Inuit, particularly those of the eastern Arctic. ‘Inukshuk’ means ‘in the capacity of a man’, in that it could be used to mark a site (a grave, food cache, spiritual site, etc), give direction or perform any task a person otherwise would. They are of various shapes from a single, small pinnacle stone to an elaborate multi-rock cairn, each with their own particular name. The shape of the inukshuk seen here is an ‘inunguak’ meaning ‘in the shape or form of a man’. Size: approximately 1.5″/4 cm high, including the bail (loop) at the top; spread of “arms” approximately 0.75″/2 cm. (See also the mini and medium inukshuk).
To give you a greater understanding of your jewellery purchase, I have gathered together some key information in the following articles. When I get the chance, I’ll write more pieces on various subjects, such as the ‘Four Cs’ of diamonds, coloured gemstones, caring for your jewellery, allergic reactions to metals, and other information I think you’ll find helpful. I’m also open to suggestions and to your feedback.
See also the Numbers page for information on determining your ring size and size conversion from British and European scales to the North American scale (which Disegno uses), bangle sizes, carat sizes, jewellery weights and a currency conversion chart.
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