Gent's Silver Claddagh Ring
Gent's Silver Claddagh Ring.
This sterling silver heavy Claddagh ring for men has been Irish hallmarked in Dublin Castle. The Claddagh’s symbols represent love (heart), friendship (hands) and loyalty (crown), and echo the words of the Irish sailor who first crafted it for his sweetheart: “With these hands I give you my heart, and I crown it with my love”. This sterling silver ring would make a perfect gift for a loved one.
For centuries this item was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village, which nestled outside the walls of Galway City in the west of Ireland. Claddagh rings are still worn as friendship, engagement or wedding rings depending on how they are worn.
Friendship: if worn on the right hand with the heart facing outwards, the wearer is single and looking for love; the heart facing inwards means the wearer is in a relationship.
Engagement: by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing outwards.
Wedding: represented by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing inwards towards your heart.
- Measures just under 1/2" (12.7 mm) from the base of the heart to the top of the crown.
- Sterling silver ring - .925 purity
- A popular Irish symbol with wonderful Celtic meaning!
- Made in Ireland & stamped at Dublin Castle