August 11, 2023

Claddagh Ring: Meaning, Rules, And How To Wear

Isabella Riley

Claddagh Ring: Meaning, Rules, And How To Wear

If you’re Irish, or even know someone who is, you’ve likely heard of the Claddagh ring. It's a coveted piece of jewelry, worn by Irish men and women for centuries. The history behind this classic piece of jewelry proves that the Irish Claddagh is well beyond an ordinary ring. It symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship – everything you're lucky enough to feel when you wear one!

Unique and poetic, the Claddagh ring symbolizes the interconnectedness of hands, heart, and crown. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty.

Now that you know the meaning of it, what are the storied traditions of how to properly wear a Claddagh ring?

If you're single and looking, you wear the ring on your right hand with the heart facing outward. This is a sign you're open to falling in love with the perfect someone. I mean who isn’t?

If you're in a relationship, wear the ring on your right hand with the heart facing inward. This shows that your heart is taken to ward off romantic seekers.

If you’re married, wear the Claddagh ring on your left hand with the heart facing inward. This symbolizes your heart is committed to your spouse.

Even if you're not in a relationship, wearing the ring is still a great way to show off your Irish heritage with some Irish bling!

There are so many different styles of Claddagh rings to shop – from traditional gold, to diamonds, and everything in between!

Lucky is the lass wearing this Ladies' Polished Claddagh Ring in 14k Yellow Gold. This classic choice shows off the Claddagh design perfectly. Plus, yellow gold is trending right now, making it a fan favorite!

gold claddagh

Looking for a fun twist on this classic ring? Look no further than the Diamond Irish Claddagh Ring in Sterling Silver. It's a bit more modern and features a cluster of diamond accents that form a heart-shaped design in the center. It's the statement piece you didn’t know you needed!

diamond claddagh

If you’re a gemstone lover, you'll be obsessed with this Claddagh Emerald Heart Ring in Sterling Silver. It has a beautiful emerald heart in the center of the design, and the green jewel pays homage to Irish heritage.

emeradl claddagh

For the lads out there, the Men's Polished Claddagh Ring in 14k Yellow Gold could be the one for you. Masculine and bold by design, it subtly showcases the Irish Claddagh.

mens claddagh

Symbolizing love, loyalty, and friendship, the Claddagh ring is a great way to show off Irish heritage—whether it’s yours or a loved one’s--with pride! It’s simply the perfect gift for any birthday, anniversary, or celebration, any time of the year.


Shop our collection of Irish Claddagh Rings, and see which ring fits your style the best!