The Claddagh ring has been a part of Irish culture for over 300 years. It is said to symbolize the friendship (hands), love (heart), and loyalty (crown) between two people. When the person wears the ring on their left hand with the crown pointing away from their body, it means that the person belongs to someone. Worn on the left hand it means the person is engaged or married, and when it is worn on the right hand it means that they are looking for love.
This ring also has more meaning because the May birthstone is an emerald. Emeralds have long been associated with fertility, birth, and love. It is also a symbol of wisdom, patience, and growth. It was believed that by wearing an emerald a person could be healed of mental and physical illnesses. The color green is also symbolic for fertility and life.
This ring is available in Silver, 10K Gold, 14K Gold and 14K white Gold.