Claddagh Ring

What is a Claddagh Ring?

The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring that is used to represent love, loyalty, and friendship.

This ring originates back to an Irish fishing village of the same name in Galway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century.

Key Points

  • The Claddagh ring design has a pair of hands holding a heart topped with a crown. The hands are used to represent friendship and the heart symbolizes love, while the crown is a symbol of loyalty.
  • The bride-to-be wears her Claddagh ring on the left hand with the heart pointed towards her fingertip.
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