I’ve been looking for a good sized Claddagh ring for some time now all over the internet and I’m so glad that I decided to go with this one! The ring is a good size, not too large for a woman, and the design is beautiful! I love it! It’s a fantastic ring, with a fantastic price!
I got this ring for my girlfriend as a birthday present, and she loved it. The only problem she had was deciding what finger to wear it on. I also really liked how the order came with a catalog and a business card for future orders.
There are many stories about the Claddagh ring. Claddagh itself refers to a small fishing village just near Galway city.
The Claddagh ring supposedly originated in this area. The ring has a design of a heart being encircled by a pair of delicate hands with a crown above the heart. In earlier times this design was the symbol of the “Fishing Kings of Claddagh” meaning ‘in love and friendship let us reign’. In the 17th century the symbol was first depicted on a ring which became the fashionable exchange of friends or lovers.The hands signify friendship, the crown loyalty, and the heart love. The ring has become popular outside Connamera since the middle of the last century- its spread being helped by the vast exodus from the West during the great Famine in 1847-49. These rings were kept as heirlooms with great pride and passed from mother to daughter. Today, the ring is worn extensively across Ireland, either on the right hand with the heart turned outwards showing that the wearer is “fancy free” or with the heart turned inwards to denote that he or she is “spoken for”. The pride of place is on the left hand, with the heart turned in, indicating that the wearer is happily married. 1/2″ long this ring is a size 6