claddagh-ring-meaning

The Claddagh ring dates back to the 17th century in Ireland. The ring has a design of a heart being encircled by a pair of delicate hands with a crown above the heart. In earlier times this design was the symbol of the “Fishing Kings of Claddagh” meaning ‘in love and friendship let us reign. The symbol was first depicted on a ring which became the fashionable exchange of friends or lovers.

The meaning is...Hand=Friendship. Crown=Loyalty. Heart=Love

Did you know that how you wear your ring has a secret meaning and can let people know if you’re single, in a relationship, engaged, or married?

1. Single: Wear the ring on the right hand with the heart facing outward from your body

 

2. In a Relationship: Wear the ring on the right hand with the heart facing inwards

3. Engagement: Wear the ring on the left hand on the third finger with the heart pointing outwards

 

4. Wedding ring: Wear the ring on the left hand on the third finger with the heart pointing inwards

 

At Kilkenny Design we stock a large range of Claddagh rings, earrings, and necklaces. Shop the collection here.