Gent's Claddagh Ring
This striking sterling silver piece tells all who see it that the wearer is a friend of Ireland. A classic, heavyweight Claddagh ring, the bright sterling silver will look dashing on any finger. The interior of the ring contains the inscription ?Love, Loyalty, Friendship? as a reminder of the symbolism of the Claddagh.
The Tradition of Love: This traditional Irish ring represents the three all-important values of love, loyalty, and friendship necessary to a lasting relationship. The silver hands of friendship protect the beautiful heart of love, all capped by the crown of loyalty. When each ring is crafted with exquisite care, you don?t have to be Irish to appreciate the beauty and significance of the Claddagh as a symbol of love and devotion.
According to Irish author Colin Murphy, a Claddagh ring was worn with the intention of conveying the wearer's relationship status:
- On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is single and may be looking for love.
- On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is in a relationship.
- On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips: the wearer is engaged.
- On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist: the wearer is married.