Ireland is an immensely popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. Many tourists to Ireland often wonder about the local craft is the country is famous for. Ireland is famous for a variety of crafts including wool sweaters and its famous world-renowned Irish Jewelry. Irish jewelry has timeless appeal and is a wonderful representation of the vibrant Irish culture and they beauty of its people. Every Irish Jeweler has a high-quality selection of handcrafted Irish Jewelry inspired by all things Irish and made from the finest material by expert jewelers. The most popular piece of Irish Jewelry hands down sold by the Irish Jeweler must be the Claddagh Ring. When a customer buys a piece of Irish jewelry such as a Claddagh Ring, they are not only getting a beautiful piece of jewelry they are also passing on traditional Irish culture and custom.
Irish Folklore depicts the traditional Irish Claddagh Ring. design as a beautiful story if enduring love. Imagine Ireland in the days long ago. A young Irishman in love with a beautiful Irish lass was captured and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh. Many years passed while in captivity and he wondered if his true love had waited for his return. As the years wore on, he stole tiny bits of gold from his master to make her a ring for his true love. He fashioned a heart for love, a crown for loyalty and hands as a symbol of friendship. Can you just picture the tiny first rustic claddagh ring being made? After many years he finally returned home to the village of Claddagh Ireland, near the Galway coast. To his wonderful delight he discovered his true love had waited for him. So, he gave her the tiny ring he fashioned for her while in captivity as a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship. This beautiful token of love loyalty and friendship forever known now as the Claddagh Ring.
Everyone wants to get an Irish Claddagh Ring when visiting Ireland. But tourist and non-Irish visitors to Ireland often have many questions about the Claddagh Ring. For instance, there is an extremely popular question often asked to Irish Jewelers.
Can you wear a Claddagh ring if you’re not Irish?
The answer is YES, you can absolutely wear a Claddagh Ring if you are not Irish. The Claddagh Ring has become known a token of love around the world worn by Irish and those of non-Irish heritage. The Claddagh Ring has become a world-renowned symbol of eternal love often given as a promise of future betrothal.
The Claddagh has been worn since Roman times! The beautiful meaning of the claddagh ring has made the claddagh ring a celebrated romantic gift for people of all nationalities. But none can argue that the claddagh ring holds a rather special meaning to those romantics of Irish heritage.
As you might have heard there is an old Irish saying about the claddagh ring. “With These hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love.” Do you have a Claddagh Ring?