irish wedding rings claddagh
The Claddagh is the most popular wedding rings in Ireland. The ring symbolizes love, friendship , and loyalty. The ring is named for an Irish fishing village. The design of the Claddagh is constructed of two hands holding a heart with a crown on top of it. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. Various traditions give different meanings to the ring depending on how it is worn. As a wedding ring it is worn on the left hand with the heart pointing inward to the wrist. As an engagement ring it is on the right hand with the heart pointing inward toward the wrist. For friendship it is worn on the right hand turned outward. Here is a short story about Claddagh as a part of Irish wedding rings.
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The ring was named The Claddagh because of the village Joyce and his Bride were from. There were others who made the ring much later and added jewels and a crown design. The basic hands holding a crowned heart has never changed. Joyce wanted something that would his love for his Beloved. The Claddagh today is as popular as it ever was. The basic design of the ring has not changed but now there is more intricacies in the crown, gemstones or jewels can be used to fashion the heart, and the hands are simply hands. The ring can be made of silver, gold or basically any metal. These rings date from Roman times and were popular in the Middle Ages. The ring is worn now by many to speak to their Irish heritage. It is simple design and you can use a Claddagh as a part of Irish wedding rings.
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