Age Old Love Story – The Claddagh Ring

We’re always inspired by traditions. Taking something that’s a gorgeous classic and turning it into a modern piece is one of our favorite things to do. People tend to connect with symbolism that has lasted through the ages – isn’t it amazing to know you are wearing a design that was just as popular centuries ago?!

The ‘Claddagh’ ring is a traditional Irish ring (with a namesake derived from the fishing village of the same name), given to represent love, loyalty and friendship. Originally produced in the 17th century, this symbol has withstood the test of time and tradition through the ages – and is still considered popular when choosing a commitment ring. So romantic. We love that it can be given to a friend or a special member of your family too. The history speaks to us.

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Did you know there are different ways to wear it – with different meanings attached? Most of them symbolize a love commitment:

  • Wearing it on the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is single and possibly looking for love.
  • Wearing it on the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist,  the wearer is in a relationship (their heart has been captured!).
  • Wearing it on the left hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is engaged.
  • Wearing it on the left hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is married.

So would you wear a Claddagh ring? Give it to your significant other? Or a special friend? Let us know!

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