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The Meaning and Origin of The Claddagh Ring

the meaning of the claddagh ring

The Origin and Meaning of the Claddagh Ring, Connections to The Claddagh and Galway Goldsmith Traditions Claddagh Ring Meaning The Claddagh ring (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) is a traditional Irish ring which represents love, friendship, and loyalty – the heart represents love, the hands represent friendship and the crown represents loyalty. The Claddagh ring can be […]

A Fede Ring and The Spanish Armada

Gold Fede Ring from La Girona

The Girona Fede Ring A wonderful example of a Fede ring was recovered from the wreck of the Girona, a ship of the Spanish Armada which sank off the Antrim coast in 1588. The ring, found in 1968 by a Belgian dive team, is cast in yellow gold and features a bezel of clasped hands […]

Claddagh Ring Celebrity Sightings

Famous Claddagh Ring Wearers

Famous People Who Wore Claddagh Rings Famous throughout the world, the Irish Claddagh ring has been given and worn by millions as a token of, ‘love, friendship and loyalty’. Given, the popularity of the Claddagh ring, it is no surprise that the ring has adorned the hands of many famous celebrities throughout the years. In […]

Celtic Wedding Traditions

Celtic Wedding Traditions

If you are planning a traditional Irish wedding, you can celebrate your Celtic roots by incorporating some of these Celtic wedding customs from times gone by into your big day. Hopefully some of these Irish wedding traditions will inspire you to add some Celtic tradition to your ceremony. Plan Your Wedding Day Around The Celtic […]

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Wedding Flowers

Summer Wedding Flowers

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any couple in want of a beautiful summer wedding must have flowers. For those who don’t know their daisies from their daffodils, selecting the perfect floral touches can be a challenge. Fortunately, our crack team of wedding experts have put together a comprehensive guide which will provide you […]

Ancient Celts and The Origins of Celtic Jewelry

The Gold Broighter Collar. A masterpiece of ancient Celtic jewelry.

Who Were The Celts To understand the history of Celtic jewelry we need to understand the history of the Celts. The Celtic tribes originated in Russian steppes and first came to settle in Germany and Austria from around 1,200BC. They were a tribal society of farmers and warriors. During the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, […]