For centuries, Claddagh engagement rings have been a distinctly Irish way to celebrate your love and commitment. A Galway man designed the ring after being captured at sea by pirates and sold into servitude to a goldsmith in Algeria. While his beloved waited and hoped for his return, he crafted the heart cradled in two hands with a crown above it to represent love, friendship and loyalty. Those three elements are the foundation of a happy, healthy marriage, so they are perfect for your Celtic engagement ring.
While all Claddagh engagement rings feature the key elements of a heart held in two hands with a heart above it, infinitely many different styles and variations are available. You can find the perfect one to symbolize your relationship, your Celtic heritage and your beloved’s individual style. What makes a Claddagh engagement ring different from an ordinary Claddagh ring? Not all Claddagh rings featuring gemstones are engagement rings, and a Claddagh ring can symbolize an engagement even if it doesn’t feature a single gem. The meaning is shown by how it is worn. Claddagh engagement rings are worn on the left ring finger with the point at the bottom of the heart pointed toward the fingers.