CLADDAGH RINGS

The Claddagh ring, which consists of two hands holding a heart wearing a crown, represents the values of love, friendship and loyalty. Made and hallmarked in Ireland with FREE worldwide shipping.

How To Wear Your Claddagh Ring
Single: Wear the ring on your right hand with the heart facing outwards.
Relationship: Wear it on your right hand with the heart pointed inwards.
Engaged: Wear it on your left hand with the heart pointing outwards.
Married: Wear it on your left hand with the heart facing inward.

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From $95.00

This women's Claddagh ring has the ancient design smoothly set inside the band and also features Trinity knots to each side. This is unusual ring, handcrafted from sterling silver, with the Claddagh made from 10K yellow gold making a beautiful contrast. 

From $65.00

This beautiful Claddagh ring looks like white gold, set with diamonds and a heart shaped emerald. Only the price would tell you that the center stone is an agate and the surrounding stones are cubic zirconia's. 

From $475.00

A beautiful 10K yellow gold Claddagh ring with Agate center surrounded by cubic zirconia cluster. You will also notice a few cubic zirconia's in the white gold cuff of each hand. As with all our Claddagh rings, it is hallmarked by the Dublin Assays Office.

From $445.00

This Claddagh ring is subtle and elegant, each side of the ancient design are what looks to be diamonds and emeralds, the emeralds are real and unless you tell, no one will know that the diamonds are actually the clever look a like cubic zirconia's. 

From $435.00

This is a beautiful Claddagh ring, handcrafted in 10k gold and enhanced with one of the best diamond look-a-like''s, cubic zirconias. These stones are cut and polished in exactly the same way as diamonds, no one will know the difference, unless you tell them. 

From $755.00

This elegant Claddagh 2 Tone ring has been given a modern twist by our skilled craftsmen. The traditional Claddagh design has been streamlined and simplified. It consists of two separate bands, which fit perfectly together.

From $765.00

This cleverly designed Claddagh ring, is actually three separate rings which fit perfectly together to look like one single band. The hands and the crown of the Claddagh are formed from yellow gold, while the center band featuring the heart is made from white gold.

From $605.00

This is another take on the traditional Claddagh design. Our craftsmen have retained the best of the traditional style and given this ring a contemporary twist by setting sparkling accent diamonds each side of the hands and heart section of the Claddagh.

From $605.00

This elegant Claddagh ring has a contemporary look combined with the traditional ancient design. Hand crafted in 14k white gold, there are sparkling accent diamonds set each side of the hands holding the heart. 

From $615.00

This beautiful Claddagh ring has the heart section set with a sparkling diamond and three bright green emeralds. This is a modern take on the classic Claddagh design, handcrafted from 14k white gold and with a total gem weight of 0.45 carats. 

From $72.00

How does a true gent show his eternal admiration for a lady? With our ladies Claddagh ring, of course! The design, which features a polished, beveled trinity knot on each cuff, will surely be an instant classic in the world of Celtic jewelry. 

From $79.00

In this men's Trinity Claddagh ring, the Claddagh is a representation of the everlasting bonds of friendship, loyalty, and love. The hands of friendship enclose the heart in a gesture of giving and are protective and strong, like a trustworthy friendship.

From $595.00

Few Celtic symbols are as captivating as the Claddagh. Our craftsmen have merged this classic emblem with a stunningly unique pierced band to create this gorgeous men''s Claddagh ring. Polished to a glowing sheen, this piece is punctuated perfection. 

From $69.00

The Claddagh is Ireland''s everlasting commemoration of friendship, loyalty, and love. Our women''s Claddagh ring pays homage to this timeless symbol with its figurative representation and unparalleled pierced band design. 

From $80.00

With 10 sparkling Cubic Zirkonia's pave set into the heart, this women''s Sterling silver Claddagh ring is sure to catch the eye. Love, loyalty and friendship are the values represented in this classic Claddagh design. 

From $179.00

This beautiful Sterling silver women''s Claddagh ring puts the emphasis on the heart, portrayed in real 10K gold. The Claddagh represents Love, Loyalty & Friendship. Making it the perfect gift for the woman who holds your heart. 

From $82.00

The stunning women's silver Claddagh stone set ring stands out like no other. Ten sparkling diamonds surround the beautiful heart shaped emerald CZ. Love, loyalty and friendship is represented in exquisite fashion.

From $85.00

The women's silver Claddagh ring has a comfort fit design, with beveled edges to ensure the band never pinches. The Claddagh ring is a very old Irish design that represents love, loyalty and friendship. Three important values for any relationship.

From $60.00

This elegant Claddagh design is brought to life with three emeralds and two diamonds. The women's silver emerald Claddagh ring is handmade in Ireland and hallmarked by the Dublin Assays Office. The Claddagh design represents love, loyalty and friendship.

From $54.00

This women's silver Claddagh ring has a modern twisted shank. This elegant touch makes the ring stand out. Made from the finest Sterling silver and hallmarked in the Dublin Assays Office, this Claddagh ring is sure to please.

From $56.00

Love, Loyalty & Friendship - These are the three core values the Claddagh ring represents. We have even engraved those words on the inside of this Sterling silver band. The hands represent friendship, the crown is loyalty and the heart is love.

From $135.00

The men's silver Claddagh ring is a very popular choice. The hands represent friendship and the heart is for eternal love. Topped of with a crown that represents loyalty and fidelity. On the inside of the band you will find the stamp for the Dublin Assays Office.

From $125.00

The beveled edges of our men's silver Claddagh ring ensures a comfortable fit. Like all Claddagh rings, the hands represent friendship, the crown is loyalty and the heart is for love. We have also engraved these three words on the inside of the band. 

From $749.00

Our emerald and diamond Claddagh ring is crafted with 14k yellow gold. Three emeralds and two sparkling diamonds sit on the edge of the center heart. The hands on this ring represent friendship, the crown represents loyalty and the heart is for love.

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What's the Story?

The Claddagh Ring Legends

There are many stories associated with the creation of the first Claddagh ring. Many of these stories are based in myths or folklore. Other stories are closer to what most believe to be the truth, although no one is one hundred percent positive about who originally created it. One of these myths involves a woman by the name of Margaret Joyce.

Wealthy Widow

Margaret was the wealthy widow of a merchant from Spain named Domingo De Rona. As his widow, Joyce inherited the merchant's fortune and was quite wealthy. She went on to marry the Galway mayor. Using her inheritance, Margaret Joyce paid for the construction of a bridge. In return for her generous use of her wealth, she was given the first Claddagh ring. The ring did not come to her in a conventional manner, however; instead it is said that the ring was suddenly dropped into her lap by an eagle.

Margaret Joyce

Richard Joyce

The story that is most likely to be the true origin involves another Joyce. In this well-known telling, an Irish man named Richard Joyce is thought to have created the first ring of this type. It is said that he was captured and sold by pirates as a slave. During his time spent as a slave, his goldsmith master taught him the skills necessary to work as a goldsmith. This was a skill that Richard took to and became very proficient at.

Three Pirate Ships

Freedom

After years in slavery, Richard was granted freedom in the late 17th century. His freedom was given when King William III was able to negotiate the release of his subjects from slavery. The goldsmith, who did not want to lose Joyce, offered him his beautiful daughter as a wife in efforts to entice him to stay.

King William III

Return to Ireland

Declining the offer, Joyce returned to his home in the town of Galway in Ireland. Upon his return to Ireland, he became a jeweler and created the ring now known as Claddagh . In fact, some of the earliest versions of the ring bear Joyce's mark and initials, which lends to the belief that he originally created the first.

Galway, Ireland

Richard James Story

Another more romantic version of the story exists. In this version, Richard James had been engaged to be married when he was taken as a slave. Throughout his captivity, his fiancée waited for his return, never to marry another. Joyce, who was trained as a goldsmith by his master, created the ring for his love. When he was freed, he returned to Galway and to his bride-to-be. He then presented her with the first Claddagh wedding ring.

Richard James

Middle Ages

Regardless of who was the first person to create the actual original ring design, the style originates back to the days of Romans and a style called the Fede Rings. These were extremely popular during the Middle Ages and featured clasped hands that represented both trust and loyalty.

Middle Ages

Love, Loyalty and Friendship

Symbolism - Claddagh Jewelry

The universal values that the ring represents are symbolized by the three stand-out features of the ring. Love, friendship, and loyalty are represented by the heart, the hands, and the crown. The heart symbolizes love, while the two hands holding the heart are symbolic of friendship. Above the heart is the crown. The crown represents the loyalty of the person giving the ring. The combined meaning of these symbols is part of what makes the Claddagh wedding ring worthy. There is a less traditional version in which they have two hearts and are crafted without the crown. This ring was created in Dublin as a symbol of the Irish Republic struggles and pride. It is known as the 'Fenian ring'.

Loyalty Crown

Irish Tradition

Claddagh wedding rings are a tradition for many, but they are not the only tradition associated with this type of ring. They were also traditionally passed down from mother to daughter. Today they are given for numerous reasons, and are also worn by men as well as women. How a person wears the ring illustrates what type of relationship, if any, she or he is in. This can be determined by which hand the ring is worn on, and which way the heart is facing.

Claddagh Ring in Box

Wearing the Claddagh Ring

When a person wears the ring on their right hand, it is a sign of being unmarried. If the person is not in a relationship, the ring is placed on the finger so that the point, or tip, of the heart is facing toward the tips of the wearer's fingers. If the person is in a relationship the ring is placed on the finger with the tip of the heart facing inward, toward the person's body. Once a person's status changes to engaged or married, the ring is placed on the left hand. This time, when the tip of the heart faces the fingertips, the person is engaged. When the heart's tip faces inward, the person is married.

Hand Fastening

New Horizons

One of the primary reasons for the rings presence outside of Ireland was the Great Famine, or as it is commonly referred to, the Potato Famine. During this period which ran from 1845 to 1852, many Irish traveled from Ireland to the United States and Canada, leaving everything behind. These were often the only property and symbol from home that many would have and it was worn with a sense of pride.

Famine Ship

Say it with a Claddagh...

Now the symbol is popular the world over with those of Irish heritage and those who simply admire and respect its symbolism. When shopping for a special ring for a loved one, look no further than Celtic-WeddingRings.com. We have over 25 years’ experience creating authentic Celtic jewelry. You'll find that much of our jewelry, including our silver and white gold wedding rings are handcrafted here in Ireland. Our large collection honors this most romantic of all Irish symbols.

Claddagh Misspellings

The globally famous ring is associated with Claddagh, an Irish fishing village which is just outside the Galway’s old city walls. However, you have probably come across a range of weird and wonderful spellings when searching for the legendary ring online. We’ve seen numerous common misspellings which are easy enough to understand including Cladah, Claddah, Cladagh, Cladaugh, Clauddagh and Claddaugh which is arguably the most frequent mistake. These misspellings are actually understandable as they are only a letter or two away from being correct and sound a bit like Claddagh when said phonetically.

However, we’ve also seen some truly bizarre attempts such as Cladder, Claudia, Clauda and even Clatter (we’ve no idea how the last one in particular managed to slip through the net!). Irrespective of how you might spell it, the Claddagh Ring is representative of love, loyalty and friendship so bear this in mind when searching for one online, even if you end up looking for a Clatter Ring!

If you can't find the perfect ring above, then take some time to view our beautiful range of Claddagh Birthstone Rings.

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