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Claddagh Jewels

17 Mar

diamond claddagh

http://www.tinkerscart.com/whitegolddiamondcladdaghring.aspx

Claddagh rings are synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day and everything Irish.  The Claddagh has a long history dating back to the 17 th century. This classic expression of eternal love and friendship depicts a crowned heart held in two hands, the heart symbolizes love, the crown fidelity and the hands friendship.

“The way that a Claddagh ring is worn on the hand is usually intended to convey the wearer’s romantic availability, or lack thereof. Traditionally, if the ring is on the right hand with the heart facing outward and away from the body, this indicates that the person wearing the ring is not in any serious relationship, and may in fact be single and looking for a relationship: “their heart is open.” When worn on the right hand but with the heart facing inward toward the body, this indicates the person wearing the ring is in a relationship, or that “someone has captured their heart”. A Claddagh worn on the left hand ring finger facing outward away from the body generally indicates that the wearer is engaged. When the ring is on the left hand ring finger and facing inward toward the body, it generally means that the person wearing the ring is married.” [1]

The classic claddagh ring we often see is yellow gold without any stones. In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day I wanted to find some more inspired styles for you and found these!

claddagh

http://www.etsy.com/listing/56506218/claddagh-ring-chunky-ring-gifts-for-her

Claddagh ruby ring

http://www.celtarts.com/valentines.htm

mens claddagh

http://www.pricerock.com/servlet/the-62779/14k-White-Gold-Men’s/Detail

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[1] Murphy, Colin, and Donal O’Dea (2006) The Feckin’ Book of Everything Irish. New York, Barnes & Noble. p.126 ISBN 0-7607-8219-9

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