Wondering where to buy a Claddagh ring? Have no idea what it is, or want to find one to wear with your engagement ring? You’ll find it here! Today we’re sharing the latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be Alison who asks,
“Hi Emmaline! My soon-to-be fiance and I have been talking about engagement rings. My question is, do you know where to buy a Claddagh ring for weddings? Are there Claddagh engagement rings, or a Claddagh ring that can be worn as a band? He is Irish and he mentioned the tradition; I’d like to see how to incorporate this custom. Any ideas?”
Hi, Alison! Great question. A friend of mine wore a Claddagh ring in school and I asked her about it one day. As a result, she taught me all about this cool Irish custom and it’s really quite interesting. Here’s what this ring means, what it represents, how a Claddagh is worn, and where you can find them.
What a Claddagh Ring Means
A Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring that represents love (the heart), loyalty (the crown), and friendship (the hands), so you can see why it plays such a big role in weddings. Here’s an example of what it looks like:
Engagement ring with heart diamond by The Irish Jeweller
Perhaps the most notable thing about a claddagh ring is how it is worn and what it represents.
How to Wear Claddagh Ring
According to custom, a Claddagh ring is worn to convey the wearer’s relationship status.
Claddagh ring on the right hand
- When worn on the right hand with the point of the heard toward the fingertips → means: the wearer is single and may be looking for love.
- When worn on the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist → means: the wearer is in a relationship.
Claddagh ring on the left hand
- When worn on the left ring finger with the point of the heart toward the fingertips → means: the wearer is engaged.
- When worn on the left ring finger with the point of the heart toward the wrist → means: the wearer is married.
As you can see, you can wear this ring when single, in a relationship, engaged, and married!
Now that you know its origin, meaning, and how to wear it, let’s talk about where to buy one.
Where to Buy Claddagh Engagement Ring
Here is where to buy a Claddagh ring.
Check out this beautiful Claddagh engagement ring!
And I love this shiny heart diamond shown below (from Solvar), another fantastic Claddagh engagement ring option.
And this rose gold ring is another stunning choice.
Want to buy a vintage Claddagh ring? You can get one from EddieandRose.
And if you prefer a wedding band, this ring from Jenny Norman Designs is perfect.
And this curved Claddagh wedding band fits in well with any engagement ring. Shown in silver.
For a dainty Claddagh wedding band, this ring from Sac Silver is a great option.
Men’s Claddagh Wedding Bands
If you have a looking for a men’s Claddagh wedding band, here’s a few options he’ll love to wear.
And I love this rounded ring with a thinner band (made in Dublin!) by Fado:
Aren’t these beautiful? It would be tough to choose just one!
Tell us: are you wearing a Claddagh wedding band or engagement ring? Why or why not?
Hope it helps! Thanks for sending your question, Alison! Hope it helps on your quest for the perfect Claddagh engagement ring or Claddagh wedding band!
P.S. If you have a wedding advice question, send it in! Your question may appear in an upcoming blog post like this one. :)