Claddagh Ring HY 0343
This beautiful “Irish Love ring” (fainne Chladaigh) is handcrafted entirely with .925 British Fine sterling silver by Hamilton and Young Jewelers and Designers of Edinburgh. They are located on the famous Royal Mile, home of Edinburgh’s goldsmiths and silversmiths since the 5th century. This special traditional ring is available in sizes 6,7,8 and 9. Please be sure to include your required ring size with your order.
A POEM BY ANGELINE HAIKUTWINKLE TELLS IT ALL:
i“A beautiful ring with distinctive design; two hands clasping the heart which is surmounted by a crown; two souls joining hands in a friendship; both hold a loving heart within; strengthened by steadfast loyalty; these remarkable traits; transcend generations; and the limits of borders; a very old tradition worth noting; especially during times; of fading moralities.”
The Claddagh is a Celtic love or friendship ring. Looking carefully you can follow what the Claddagh stands for ” .”With these hands, I crown you with my heart.” Celtic symbolism: the hands represent FRIENDSHIP, the Crown represents LOYALTY and the heart represents LOVE.
Two lovers exchange rings as a bond between them. It sometimes is given as a friendship ring, other times as an engagement or wedding. ring. A mother will traditionally hand her ring down to her first daughter to marry; a grandmother may pass her ring to the eldest granddaughter . If it is seen on the right hand with the heart pointed outward, the wearer is available for a relationship. If the ring is turned with the point of the heart pointed toward them, it shows they are in a relationship. If the wearer is engaged, the ring is transferred to the ring finger on the left hand with the point of the heart turned away from the wearer; with the point turned toward the wearer, they are married.
A Claddagh brooch is often attached to a blanket as a bond between mother and child and to protect the child from illness or danger from “mischievous fairies.”