Claddagh Ring Story
Typically characterized by two hands clasping a crowned heart, this ring was originally designed in Ireland in the 1600’s and was named after the small fishing village of Claddagh, outside the city of Galway. After the Claddagh was presented to Queen Victoria in 1849, it gained popularity worldwide and is still worn today to symbolize a special friendship, relationship, engagement, or anniversary, depending on the giver and the gifted. So guys, don’t be afraid to get a Claddagh ring for her, it can act as a promise ring or just “I really like you a lot” ring. Claddagh rings for men are often given by women who want to let him know how special he is.
How to Wear a Claddagh Ring
There are many interpretations of the “right way” to wear your Claddagh ring, what follows is the most commonly repeated.
If you wear the Claddagh Rings on your right ring finger with the heart pointed toward your fingertip, this means you are single. If you wear it on the same finger, but with the heart facing toward you, it traditionally means you are in a relationship. If you wear it on your left hand ring finger facing you, it traditionally means you are engaged or married.
Whether you are celebrating your heritage, honoring a special relationship, or simply looking for a cute ring, a Irish Claddagh ring is the perfect fit!