The Modern Emerald Claddagh Ring is a truly elegant piece. It combines all the tradition and sentiment of the Claddagh design with a fresh, inspired and appealing look! It is the perfect ring for a woman who loves the profound symbolism of the piece, but wants a modern twist on it.
The diamond and emeralds on this piece are beautifully set into the heart, giving a delicate and very feminine feel to the ring.
The Modern Emerald Claddagh Ring
This gorgeous handcrafted ring is 14k white gold, weighs 2g and is hallmarked in Dublin. The lightness of the piece and the size of gems used make this a beautiful, yet subtle piece! The emeralds used are a bright and vivid shade of green and the use of a single cut diamond is very tasteful.
It is appropriate as a present for practically any occasion, such as a special anniversary. Also, as emerald is considered to the birthstone for May and sometimes for astrological signs Taurus and Gemini, it would be an ideal birthday gift!
The Modern Emerald Claddagh Ring can be a great representation of your Irish heritage or simply your admiration and affinity for the “Emerald Isle”! The beauty and elegance of this ring alongside the tradition and history behind the design, makes it a superbly unique gift for a loved one or indeed yourself!
Claddagh Village, County Galway
The Claddagh ring has been around for centuries, with the first one being designed and produced for the first time in Galway around 1700. The design has definitely stood the test of time, in that the ring is as popular today as it ever was!
It is widely known that the crowned heart which is held in two clasping hands represents loyalty, love and friendship. This symbolism is probably the main reason why the ring is timeless and a perfect present for any lucky lady!
A Beautiful Love Story
The story behind the Claddagh is both tragic and romantic, if it’s actually true! Robert Joyce, an Irish fisherman is said to be the designer of the ring.
He left his home in Galway to head westwards across the Atlantic and unfortunately his ship was taken over by pirates who then sold him into slavery. But, as that old cliché “everything happens for a reason” goes; he was forced to work in a goldsmith’s workshop.
Separated from his true love back in Ireland he was inspired to design a ring that symbolised his love for her; the Claddagh.
He became a very skilled goldsmith whilst enslaved and when slavery was brought to an end in 1689, he was released and went straight back to his love, Margaret.
She had been waiting for him, as he did for her and the ring he had designed as a representation of their love had a permanent place on her finger for all her days.
How is it worn?
There are many ways to wear a Claddagh ring, and they can denote an individual’s relationship status. (Without having to snoop around on Facebook.)
- If the ring is worn on the right hand with the point of the heart facing outward , away from the body, this indicates that the person is single, looking for a relationship and has an “open heart”.
- When the ring is on the right hand with the point of the heart facing inward, toward the body, this indicates that the person is in a relationship, or “someone has captured their heart”.
- If the Claddagh Ring is worn on the left hand ring finger with the heart’s point facing away from the body, this indicates that the person is engaged.
- When the ring is on the left hand ring finger, with the point of the heart facing inward towards the body, it means that the person wearing the ring is married.