What is your Claddagh Ring Tradition?
Do you wear a Claddagh Ring or does your family or region have its own Claddagh Ring Tradition?
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Irish Claddagh Ring Tradition
In its simplest form Irish legend has it that if you wear the your Claddagh Ring with with the heart pointing away from you (towards your finger tip) you are looking for love. Wearing your Claddagh Ring with with the heart pointing to you (towards your wrist) you are spoken for.
- On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is single and may be looking for love.
- On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is in a relationship.
- On the left ring finger with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is engaged.
- On the left ring finger with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is married.
Meaning Of The Claddagh Design
The Claddagh Ring (Fáinne Chladaigh in Irish) is a traditional Irish ring which represents Love, Loyalty & Friendship. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love and the crown represents loyalty.
Claddagh Ring Origin
Claddagh Rings have been produced in Galway, Ireland continuously since at least 1700. The Claddagh Fishing Village famed for its Claddagh Ring most likely derived its name from the description of its location in the Irish Language – probably from stony shore or “Cladach” in Irish.