There is a ring that is very
popular due to its distinctive design. This Irish ring is known
as a Claddagh ring. While the actual origins of the ring are
shrouded in legend and folktales, the ring itself can be seen
in a variety of types. Today the Claddagh ring can be worn as a
normal ring on the right hand or as a wedding ring worn on the
The Claddagh ring is very
distinctive because of the design of the ring itself. Unlike
other rings that have a gemstone embedded as the main design,
the Claddagh ring shows two hands which are holding a heart. On
the top of the heart there is a crown. It is said that this
type of ring was known as a finger or Fede (faith rings). The
ring symbolizes the feeling of trust and faith. It also has an
unusual story attached to it.
According to the story you can
tell the state of the wearer’s feelings or their marital state
by the hand that is wearing the ring. For instance if the ring
is worn on the right hand with the crown turned inwards the
person who is wearing the Claddagh ring has not fallen in love.
A Claddagh ring that is still worn on the right hand but with
the crown facing outward shows a heart that might be claimed by
a true love.
The Claddagh ring can also be
worn as a wedding ring. Here the legend will show itself as
well. This is due to the reasoning behind the wedding ring
finger. When the Claddagh ring is worn on the left hand and the
crown is turned outwards it shows a heart that is claimed by
true love. For this reason the wearing of a Claddagh ring
symbolizes more than any other ring true love, trust and
This type of faith ring makes
the idea of wearing a Claddagh ring very special. The next time
that you are thinking of buying any type of Celtic jewelry you
should see the many beautiful Claddagh ring designs and see if
you would like to wear one of them. You will be able to buy a
Claddagh ring from jewelers who deal in Celtic jewelry designs
and from the internet. From the internet you will be able to
find web sites that sell Celtic and Claddagh rings.
The Claddagh ring is
considered to be one of the more beautiful parts of the Irish
lifestyle and traditions. So the next time that you see this
ring you should remember the story that lies behind the ring.
To show your feeling of true love the Claddagh ring is the
ideal ring to be seen wearing.