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Irish Claddagh Ring: Meaning and Historiography

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The Claddagh, or Irish heart, ring is a symbol of three things: loyalty, love and friendship. Claddagh rings (pronounced "klah duh") are available in different styles, but all have the same three elements two hands securing an embellished heart. The heart of the Claddagh design is an expression of love, and the two hands symbolize friendship and the elaborate crown symbolizes loyalty. If you wish to express your love and loyalty with a touch elegance and class, you may want to consider the Solitario Pomellato or Solitario Kluna with Diamonds products. These jewels add glamour and elegance to your story, adding the beauty of your relationship.



Who should you gift a Claddagh ring to?

Although a ring can be given as a gift from one partner in love to another but a Claddagh ring isn't exclusively for boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands or wives. This Irish ring can also be given as a token of love from family and friends. The ring is able to be given as a gift by anyone looking to demonstrate the love and affection that is inherent in the Irish Claddagh. Both men and women can wear the Claddagh ring (fainne Chladaigh in Irish). The Claddagh rings are something that is very meaningful to the person who is receiving it.

It is perfectly acceptable to purchase a Claddagh ring as an Irish gift for yourself You may want to show off your Irish heritage, your love of Ireland or simply love the charm of the Claddagh design. However, it is more often given as a present to express love or affection. The gift of a Claddagh can be thought to represent a special connection between two individuals.

Claddagh rings are a favorite choice for an engagement ring but also as a wedding band. When worn as a wedding ring the Claddagh design is a symbol of the vow of marriage "With my hands, I'll give you my heart and crown it with my love." In certain families, mothers gift their daughters the Claddagh. This way, Claddagh rings can be passed down through generations and end up as precious family jewelry.

With the many ways to wear a Claddagh ring this ring is able to be presented as an Irish present to any loved one, whether that be the husband, girlfriend, a relative or a friend.

The story of Claddagh rings

The first Claddagh was invented in Galway about 400 years ago, in a small fishing town known as Claddagh. Richard Joyce is the most likely person to be the primary creator of the ring.

How do I wear the Claddagh ring

Depending on the message that you want to communicate to the world depending on the message you want to convey, you can wear the ring with your right or left hand. If the heart is pointing to the left on your hand, it is an indication of engagement. When the heart faces the inside of this hand, the ring is a sign that you have been married.

If you wear the ring to the right with the heart facing outwards, it indicates that you are single and still looking for love. Wearing the ring to the left with the heart facing inwards signifies that you are in a committed relationship. Of course, you can always decide not to follow these rules and wear the ring however you prefer.

This ring can also be a great engagement ring, and can be used to create a meaningful ritual during the wedding ceremony. Your partner can move your ring from right to left hand to signify the new wedding.

If you prefer a unique wedding ring, you can always ask for a custom Claddagh ring created. Some popular customizations include diamond bands or adding Celtic symbols.

Additionally, both men as well as women can wear this Irish ring. Men prefer Claddagh rings with thicker bands and larger designs.

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