925 Sterling Silver Irish Cladagh Ring IHSR108
Known in Irish as fáinne Chladaigh, the classic Celtic claddagh ring is a traditional Irish token of love, loyalty and marriage, popular among those of Irish heritage, including Irish Americans. It is seen as a symbol of cutural identification often used as a friendship ring or engagement ring. Cladagh rings are typically bestowed upon daughters when they come of age, and often handed down as heirloom jewelry from generation to generation. Associated with the mottos "This is my heart which I give to you crowned with my love” and "Let love and friendship reign”, the iconic Claddagh ring design made its first appearance around the 17th century in its namesake Irish fishing village of Claddagh. Sterling silver hands represent friendship, the heart symbolizes love, and the crown signifies loyalty. Although the Claddagh ring has relatively recently taken on its emblematic role symbolizing Irish cultural identity, it actually belongs to a much older category of symbolic clasped-hand ring jewelry motifs dating as far back as ancient Rome. If the claddagh ring is worn facing towards the wearer it shows a unique commitment to someone special, and signifies that one is taken. Facing outward it indicates that one is single with a heart still unoccupied and that the wearer is possibly looking for love. Crafted in solid 925 Sterling Silver, precious metal purity of the SilverSource wholesale Claddagh ring is backed by chromofluoroscopic laboratory assay, and is fully guaranteed.