Do you know how to choose a Claddagh Ring? My daughter received a Claddagh Ring a few years ago and it’s one of her favorite pieces of jewelry still. I wanted to share with you how to choose a Claddagh ring and what it means in case you didn’t know. This post contains affiliate links.
How to Choose a Claddagh Ring and What it Means
The Claddagh ring is a ring with two hands clasped together. It stands for everlasting love and friendship and has meanings in Irish history. The heart symbolizes Love, the hands symbolize Friendship, and the crown symbolizes Fidelity.
The story says that hundreds of years ago in an Irish fishing village (named Claddagh), a fishing boat was captured by pirates. The crew were all taken prisoner and were sold as slaves. One of the crew members was sold to a Turkish goldsmith but never forgot his true love even though he was gone for years. While he was there, he made a ring for her to symbolize his love. Eventually, was freed and returned to Ireland to find the girl he loved. He gave her the Claddagh ring and they were married and lived happily every after.
That isn’t all you need to know about wearing a Claddagh ring. Where and how you wear it is important. If you wear the Claddagh ring on your right hand with the point of the crown toward your wrist, your heart isn’t spoken for. If you wear it on the right hand with the crown pointing toward the tips of your fingers, you are committed to someone special. If you are your special someone both wear your rings on the left hand with the crown pointed outward, it means you are both committed to each other forever.
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