The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring that features a pair of hands clasping a heart, surmounted by acrown. Each of these elements represents friendship, love and loyalty, respectively.
While these rings are often used as friendship rings, they can also be presented as engagement and wedding rings. Traditionally in Ireland, mothers would give these rings to their daughters when they came of age, or sometimes are handed down from mother to eldest daughter, or passed on from grandmothers to their granddaughters.
According to an Irish author, the way in which the ring is worn would convey the person’s relationship status.
Here are the different ways you could wear the Claddagh ring, whether you choose to imbue it with romantic meaning or display it in a less traditional fashion.
1. If you’re single and looking for love
Wear the ring on the ring finger of your right hand, with the heart pointing towards your fingertips. Wearing it on your ring finger will show that you are romantically inclined and looking for someone to marry.
2. If you are in a relationship
Wear the ring on the right hand with the heart pointing towards your wrist. This shows the world that you are in a relationship.
3. If you are engaged
Wear the ring on the ring finger of your left hand with the heart pointing towards the fingertips. In many cultures wearing the ring on this finger is a symbol of engagement or marriage.
4. If you are married
Wear the ring on the ring finger of your left hand. The heart should face towards you to show that you are in a permanent relationship and married to the person who has captured your heart.
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