How to Wear the Claddagh Ring

The Royal Claddagh ring is worn by people all over the world as a symbol of love, loyalty, friendship and fidelity. The hands are there for friendship, the heart is there for love. For loyalty throughout the year, the crown is raised above.

Worn on the right hand, with crown and heart facing out, the ring tells that the wearer’s heart is yet to be won.

While under love’s spell it is worn with heart and crown facing inwards.

Wearing the ring on the left hand, with the crown and heart facing inwards, signifies that your love has been requited.

“in friendship: on the right hand, with the point of the heart towards the fingertip. engagement: on the right hand, with heart pointing to the wrist. marriage: on the left hand, with heart pointing to the wrist. Claddagh rings are used as wedding rings especially in Connacht.” GreenSpeak

One thought on “How to Wear the Claddagh Ring

  1. Nina

    Back in 1996, the owner of a local jewelry store told me that the ring meant “In my hands I hold your heart crowned with my love”. From that day forward I knew that I wanted this ring to be my wedding ring. I have since learned the history of the ring and both my husband and I have Claddagh wedding rings. I am not Irish but I absolutely love the ring and in the future I plan on adding to my current ring. (Not sure how but will figure that out when the time comes.) I also brought earrings and they are wonderful too.


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