Claddagh Wedding Rings

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Who should use the Claddagh for their Celtic wedding ring?

Claddagh Wedding Rings

Claddagh is a fishing village in Ireland and is one of the oldest fishing villages in the Irish country. The village is famous for many things, but chief among these is the Claddagh ring. Celtic wedding rings often employ the use of the Claddagh symmetry because it is has a very romantic history. Claddagh rings have a wide variety of decorative patterns and styles such as:

  • Knotwork
  • Spirals
  • Geometric shapes
  • Designs
This type of Celtic wedding ring is distinctive because it features two hands clasping a heart and surmounted by a crown. The Claddagh's elemental symbolism is that the hands represent friendship, the crown represents loyalty and the heart represents love. These are all qualities associated with marriage.

How you wear the Claddagh ring is also symbolic of the romantic availability of the person wearing it. It should also be noted that the Claddagh is neither masculine nor feminine and can be worn by both. So what is the symbology of wearing the Celtic wedding ring?

If the Claddagh is:

  • Worn on the right hand with the heart facing towards the hand indicates the bearer is in a serious romantic relationship
  • Worn on the right hand with the heart facing out indicates their heart is open to romantic possibilities
  • Worn on the left hand with the heart inwards indicates the bearer is married
  • Worn on the left hand with the heart outwards indicates engagement



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