Learn how to wear your Claddagh Ring correctly

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Imagine what it would be like to experience every stage of love, loyalty and friendship. The claddagh story is an Irish folklore steeped in romantic tradition. 

 

Learn How to Wear a Claddagh Ring and the meaning of the claddagh ring …

What is a claddagh ring?

A Claddagh Ring is an Irish ring that symbolizes friendship, loyalty and love.

What is the claddagh ring saying?

As you might have heard there is an old Irish saying about the claddagh ring. “With These hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love.”

How do you wear a claddagh ring?

  • To wear a Claddagh ring on the right hand with the crown turned outwards, away from you indicates that the wearer is single.
  • To wear a Claddagh ring on the right hand with the crown turned inward, towards you symbolizes that the wearer is being courted in a relationship.
  • To wear a Claddagh ring on the left hand with the crown turned outwards, away from you indicates a romantic engagement.
  • To wear a Claddagh ring on the left hand with the crown turned inward, towards you on the left hand indicates marriage.
 

How should I wear my Claddagh Ring?

 If you are single wear your Claddagh Ring on the right hand with the crown turned outwards. If you are dating wear your Claddagh Ring on the right hand with the crown turned inward. If you are engaged wear your Claddagh Ring on the left hand with the crown turned outwards. If you are married wear your Claddagh Ring on the left hand with the crown turned inward.

 

What are is claddagh tradition?

There is a claddagh tradition in Ireland. In Ireland it is traditional for mothers to hand down claddagh rings to their daughters.

 

How is Claddagh pronounce? 

 The Irish word Claddagh is pronounced [klah-duh]. It is also called a fáinne Chladaigh in Irish or in gaelic the Cladach pronounced [klad-ukh]. Pronouncing the word Claddagh is now more commonly pronounced without the gaelic accent as simply [klad-uh].

 

What does the Claddagh Ring mean?

 The traditional Irish Claddagh ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty. The hands of the claddagh ring stand for friendship. The heart of the claddagh ring stands for love and the crown is a symbol of loyalty.

The Claddagh has actually been worn since Roman times! The beautiful meaning of the claddagh ring has made the claddagh ring a celebrated romantic gift for people of all nationalities. But none can argue that the claddagh ring holds a rather special meaning to those romantics of Irish heritage.

Is it bad luck to buy your own Claddagh Ring?

You probably know Irish superstition says it is bad luck to purchase a Claddagh ring for your self. Everyone knows Irish tradition says a Claddagh Ring must given as a token of love or receieved as a gift. But to heck with Irish superstition. What if you made your own Irish family tradition?

Is the Claddagh Ring Celtic?

The Claddagh Ring is Celtic. It is an Irish Celtic symbol of love. Celtic or celt refers to the people, language and traditions of the Celtic Nations of Indo-Europe including Ireland, Scottland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, and Brittany.

Can you buy your on Claddagh Ring? 

As you know Irish Claddagh Rings are traditional given by a loved one as a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship.

What is the story behind the Claddagh Ring? 

As you know The Claddagh Ring story is a wonderful Irish folklore. Imagine Ireland in the days long ago when a young man was captured and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh. Can you imagine how many years passed while he wondered if his true love waited. As the years wore on he stole tiny bits of gold from his master to make her a ring. He fashioned a heart for love, a crown for loyalty and hands as a symbol of friendship. Can you just picture the tiny first claddagh ring being made? After many years he returned home to the village of Claddagh Ireland. To his magical delight he discovered his true love had waited for him. He gave her the ring as a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship forever known now as the Claddagh Ring. 

 

Can you wear a Claddagh Ring if you are not Irish?

Yes you can absolutely wear a Claddagh Ring if you are not Irish. The Claddagh Ring has become known a token of love around the world worn by Irish and those of non Irish heritage.

 

Can you wear a Claddagh Ring if you are single?

Yes you can wear a Claddagh Ring if you are single. Claddagh Rings are often passed down from mothers to their daughters.

 

Do guys wear Claddagh Rings?

Claddagh Rings are a universal token of love for lads and lassies. Claddagh Rings are worn by both men and women as promise rings, egagement rings and as wedding bands as a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty.

 

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What are the different types of Claddaghs and Claddagh Rings?

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Traditional Irish Claddagh Ring: with Dublin Assay Office Hallmark dipicting the tradional heart, hands and crown design … Shop Now>
 
Fenian Claddagh Ring

Fenian Claddagh Ring: The Fenian Claddagh, also known as the Dublin Claddagh Ring. This version of the Claddagh Ring with two hands holding a heart and no crown was made in Dublin in the 1800’s. It became known as the Fenian Claddagh Ring or the Dublin Claddagh Ring. The Fenian Claddagh Ring belongs to a style of European finger rings called fede rings used as engagement rings in medieval and Renaissance Europe. The name fede comes from the Italian phrase “mani fede” meaning hands joined in faith…. Shop Now>
Birthstone Claddagh Ring
Birthstone Claddagh Rings: Our Birthstone Claddagh Ring is brilliant. Be inspired. Choose a birthstone to mark a birthday or a special occasion like a graduation or anniversary or to express your personal philosophy….. Shop Now> 
 
Mothers Claddagh Ring

Mothers Claddagh: The mothers claddagh is an unassuming stylized mother and child embrace representative of the Madonna and child. Combined with a traditional Irish claddagh it is a testament to the enduring bond between a mother, her child, faith and their Irish heritage…. Shop Now>
 
Aran Claddagh Ring

Aran Claddagh: This designer claddagh rope ring is inspired by the warmth of the Irish wool fibers twisted into the beautiful and strong yarn that is knitted into traditional Aran sweaters. The Aran sweater is a symbol of Irish heritage and traditional Irish customs. The claddagh ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty as inscribed inside the Aran Claddagh Ring…. Shop Now>
 
Claddagh Stackable Ring Set

Claddagh Stackable Ring: Our Claddagh Stackable Ring Set is a brilliant blend of an ancient Irish claddagh tradition with a fresh modern design. Our three piece stack claddagh ring set is sterling silver and has real diamond accents in the crown and pave heart. This Stack Claddagh Ring set is a true symbol of eternal Irish friendship, love and loyalty…. Shop Now>
 
Trinity Claddagh Ring

Trinity Claddagh Ring: Our Trinity Claddagh Ring is beautiful and graceful. This modern new twist on the combination of the traditional claddagh ring and trinity knot takes Irish jewelry to a new level of great design. The Irish claddagh ring is the symbol of friendship, love and loyalty. The trinity knot is the modern Irish love knot. Combining the two Irish symbols is simply brilliant…. Shop Now>
 
Celtic Couples Claddagh Pendant
 
Celtic Couples Claddagh: Our Celtic Couples Claddagh Pendant pledges your eternal love. The Claddagh is a traditional Irish symbol representing loyalty, friendship, and love. The Celtic Couples Claddagh Pendant is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life…. Shop Now>
 
Claddagh Birthstone Charm
 
Family Claddagh Birthstone Necklace: This Claddagh Family Birthstone Necklace is perfect to wear alone to represent your own birthstone or in multiples to signify your children. The Claddagh Family Birthstone necklace is completely customizable. You can personalize each family necklace in your choice of birthstone charms and in your choice of chain lengths as an original Mothers necklace. Each birthstone charm can represent a family member, child or grandchild. Either way, no matter the number of claddagh birthstone charms, this Irish family necklace is beautiful. Family & Mothers Jewelry is the perfect way to say thank you mom…. Shop Now>

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Are you looking for a beautiful Diamond Claddagh Ring?

Have you ever wanted to give a Diamond Claddagh Ring? Look no further than The Irish Jewelry Company for a unique collection of Diamond Claddagh Rings.

diamond claddagh ring by the irish jewelry companyThe Irish  Jewelry Company‘s Diamond Claddagh Ring radiates exquisite beauty. The Diamond Claddagh ring is one of Ireland’s best known symbols of love. A Diamond Claddagh ring has three symbolic parts. It’s heart stands for love, the crown is for loyalty, and the hands are for friendship. Experience every stage of love, loyalty and friendship. There is an old Irish saying that goes, “With These hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love” . Giver her a  Diamond Claddagh Ring by The Irish Jewelry Company today. A leader in Irish Jewelry online sales.

What is the Claddagh Story?

A short history of the Claddagh ring. Long ago a young man was captured and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh. Many years passed and he wondered if his true love would wait for him. Over the years he stole tiny bits of gold from his master to make her a ring. He fashioned a heart for love, a crown for loyalty and hands as a symbol of friendship. After many years he finally returned home to Claddagh. Upon his return and to his joy he discovered his true love had waited for him. He gave her the ring as a symbol of their love, loyalty and friendship forever known now as the Claddagh. Do you have someone in your life to which you pledge your love, loyalty and friendship forever?

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What way do you wear a Claddagh Ring?

Irish Claddagh rings that are worn on the left hand with the heart facing towards the wearer mean that the wearer is married. When a claddagh ring is worn on the right hand with the heart facing away from the wearer, the Claddagh ring indicates that the person’s heart is still open to love. Wear your claddagh ring in this position if you are single and open to love.

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Symbols of Ireland

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What are some Irish symbols and Symbols of Ireland?

Irish Symbols, Irish Symbols Meanings and Symbols of Ireland continue to fascinate everyone as signs holding incredible, and meaningful spiritual power.

Irish Symbols and Symbols of Ireland:

  • The Irish Harp
  • Tricolor Flag
  • Shamrock
  • Claddagh Ring
  • Celtic Cross
  • Celtic Knots
  • Trinity Knot
  • Triskelion
  • Tree of Life
  • St. Brigids Cross

What is the Official Symbol of Ireland?

The symbol of Ireland is the Irish Harp. The Irish Harp, although not as renowned as the shamrock is the official emblem of Ireland. The Irish harp status as the official insignia of Ireland dates centuries to Trinity college in 1782.  The Irish Harp’s history tells much about the history of the Emerald Isle. Women of Irish decent will often wear and Irish Harp Brooch or Irish Harp Pendant to events to show their heritage and patriotiism of Ireland.

What is the history of the Irish Flag?

Commonly referred to Irish Symbol or Symbol of Ireland is the Irish tricolour (trídhathach na hÉireann) this tricolor flag is the national flag and ensign of the Republic of Ireland. This flag is nicknamed the Irish Tricolour for its equal sections of green, white, and orange. The Tricolor Flag was first flown publically by Thomas Francis Meagher in Waterford on March 7, 1848. Officially it was adopted by the Irish Republic during the War of Independence with England in 1919. Learn more>

What is the meaning of the Shamrock?

The shamrock is the traditional symbol or Ireland. The shamrock forms a triad and the Celts believed three was a mystical number. Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain the holy Trinity to the Celts. If good things come in threes then a silver 3-leafed shamrock pendant in beautiful emerald green is definitely a good thing. Learn more>

What is a Claddagh Ring and what does it mean?

Probably the best known Irish Symbol is a Claddagh Ring is a symbol of love, loyalty and frienndship. The Claddagh Ring is a traditional Irish ring with two hands signify friendship, the heart represents love and the crown symbolizes loyalty.

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How should I wear a Claddagh Ring?

If the Claddagh Ring is worn on the right hand with the crown facing inwards you are declaring that your heart has not yet been won. If worn on the right hand with the crown facing outwards reveals your love is being considered. If worn on the left hand with the crown facing outwards you are declaring that your heart is forever taken.

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What is the meaning behind the Celtic Cross?

Another well known Irish Symbol loved by the faithful is the Celtic Cross. Legend says St. Patrick while preaching Christianity drew a cross through a Celtic circle symbolic of the moon Goddess. Hence the Celtic Cross or Celtic Sun Cross was born. Today the circle of the Celtic cross is viewed as a of God’s endless love.

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What is a Trinity Knot?

Much like the shamrock  a popular Irish Symbol is the Triquetra knot or the Trinity knot was used by Christians to represent the Holy Trinity. In modern times the Trinity knot is now interpreted as the Irish love knot. The trinity knot’s interlaced and unbroken lines symbolize spiritual growth, eternal life and undying love. So profess your love and give her the Irish love knot!

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What is the significance of the Celtic knot?

A Celtic knot is a stylized representation of an endless knot used for decoration by the Celts. There are eight basic types of Celtic knots. They have no religious or philosophical meaning other than representing the endless intricacy of humanity and nature.

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What does the Triskelion symbol mean?

The Celtic Triskelion or “Triskeles” meaning “three legs” has three lines radiating from a center. The Triskelion or Triple Spiral is a complex ancient Celtic symbol. Often referred to by many as a Triskelion, its earliest creation dates back to the Neolithic era, as it can be seen at the entrance of Newgrange, Ireland. Learn more>

Spirals are the earliest decorative motif of the Celts and the first to disappear. Death and rebirth is the symbolism in the ever changing directional flow of the spiral. Learn more>

What is the meaning behind the tree of life?

The sacred tree or Tree of Life was a central part of early Celtic spirituality. The sacred Tree of Life represented the fruitfulness of the earth, evoking spiritual growth and rebirth. Trees provided the Celts with a source for basic sustenance. Learn more>

Without trees, life for the Celts would have been difficult. The Celts believed the Tree of Life was rooted in the heart of the earth and that it drank the sacred waters of life. The Tree of Life stretched its branches into the heavens bridging earthly and celestial powers. Every Celtic tribe had its own sacred tree as a symbol of sovereignty, sacred wisdom and spiritual growth. Learn more>

What is a St Bridget’s Cross?

The beautiful St. Brigid cross is a wonderful tribute to Ireland’s beloved saint. Saint Brigid of Kildare or Brigid of Ireland is one of Ireland’s patron saints, along with Saint Patrick. Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares a name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated. Learn more> 

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Irish and Celtic Engagement Ring Alternatives

Wedding season is just around the corner. Couples all over from all backgrounds are considering affordable yet sentimental ring options. Especially couples that want to pay tribute to their Irish or Celtic heritage. Today there are many acceptable engagement and wedding band alternative styles.

CLADDAGH RINGS

The traditional Irish Claddagh Ring is a wonderful engagement or promise ring option for any bride to be of Irish or Celtic decent. The Claddagh Ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty. The hands of the claddagh ring stand for friendship. The heart of the claddadgh ring stands for love and the crown is a symbol of loyalty.

The Claddagh has actually been worn since Roman times! The beautiful meaning of the claddagh ring has made the claddagh ring a celebrated romantic gift for people of all nationalities. But none can argue that the claddagh ring holds a rather special meaning to those romantics of Irish heritage.

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The Irish Jewelry Company’s Traditional Irish Claddagh Ring in Sterling Silver

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CLADDAGH WEDDING BANDS

This Aran Claddagh Rope Band is a finely crafted Irish master piece accented in all sterling silver. This designer claddagh wedding band is inspired by the warmth of the Irish wool fibers twisted into the beautiful and strong yarn that is knitted into traditional Aran sweaters. The Aran sweater is a symbol of Irish heritage and traditional Irish customs. The claddagh ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty and it makes the perfect Irish wedding ring for any Celtic man.

The Irish Jewelry Company’s Aran Claddagh Band

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DIAMOND CLADDAGH RING

Our Diamond Claddagh Ring radiates stunning beauty. The Claddagh ring is one of Ireland’s best known symbols of love. Diamond Claddagh Ring is sterling silver with approximately 1/5 ct. diamond t.w. There is an old Irish saying that goes, “With These hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love” .

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CELTIC TRINITY KNOT BRIDAL SET

This Celtic Trinity Diamond Bridal Set is as beautiful and captivating. Express your love and honor your heritage with this true Celtic bridal set. The Celtic engagement ring has a round cluster setting that shimmers with diamonds and is accented with trinity knots on either side. The matching band has coordinating trinity knots and diamonds. Trinity knots are the Irish love knot. This Celtic wedding ring set edged in milgrain for an heirloom look will take your loves breathe away.

The Irish Jewelry Company’s Celtic Trinity Knot Bridal Set in Sterling Silver and Diamond

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CELTIC TRINITY KNOT DIAMOND BAND

This Celtic Trinity Knot Diamond Band is as sleek and stylish as it is captivating. Express your love and honor your heritage with this true Celtic band. Trinity knots are the Irish love knot. This Celtic trinity knot diamond band will take your loves breathe away. It is the perfect complement to the Celtic Trinity Knot Bridal Set.

The Irish Jewelry Company’s Celtic Trinity Diamond Band is sterling silver with diamonds.

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DIAMOND AND GOLD CELTIC KNOT BAND

The Diamond Celtic Knot Band in sterling silver and yellow gold is absolutely magnificent. Celtic knots have no ending or beginning. This diamond Celtic knot wedding band symbolizes the eternal bond between man and woman.

The Irish Jewelry Company’s Diamond Celtic Knot Band in Sterling Silver and Gold Plate

 

 

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The Story Of The Claddagh…

Few stories of love have endured through time like that of the Claddagh story. The Claddagh is a story of eternal love, loyalty, and friendship that has captivated the hearts all who hear it. It is a romantic Irish tradition that has crossed all cultural boundaries.

The story goes that long ago a young man was captured by invaders and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh. Many years passed and he wondered if his true love would wait for him. While in captivity over the years, he stole tiny bits of gold from his captor to make his love a ring. The ring was simple but symbolic. He fashioned a heart for love, a crown for loyalty, and hands as a symbol of friendship. After many years, he finally returned home to the tiny fishing village of Claddagh near the Galway coast. Upon his return and to his joy he discovered his true love had waited for him. He gave her the ring as a symbol of their love, loyalty, and friendship forever known now as the Claddagh.

Where is Claddagh, Ireland?

Just a bit away, past the cobbled stone streets of Galway City, a short walk across the Wolfe Tone Bridge and along the Galway Bay lays the village of Claddagh. Today this ancient fisherman’s village is little more than a memory of its unique historical contribution to its country’s culture. Remarkably, the story of the Claddagh will likely be carried into posterity by the ring that bears its name for eternity.

The celebrated Claddagh ring, as we know it today, stands as a monument to love and friendship. It will forever be synonymous with Irish culture.

The design of the ring is unique, yet simple. The Claddagh ring has two hands embracing a single crowned heart. Its motto, not surprisingly, is “let love and friendship reign.” Traditionally the Claddagh ring can be worn in several different manners, all proclaiming a different status in the quest for love and their romantic life.

Do you have someone in your life to which you pledge your love, loyalty, and friendship forever?

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