Question by  knowaguy (23)

What is the Claddagh ring story, and what is the proper way to wear it?


Answer by  martin6639 (15)

The claddagh ring goes back over 300 years. It has a heart, hands, and a crown. They symbolize love, loyalty, and friendship.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

There's a few different versions, but essentially it was the ring of two lovers who were torn apart as a sign of their love. The heart symbolized their love and the crown their loyalty. If your heart is available, you wear the ring with the heart facing out, if you're taken you wear it with the heart facing in.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

All of the elements in the ring are symbolic. The crown stands for loyalty, the hands for friendship and the heart, obviously, for love. It's worn with the tip of the heart out if you are single with no significant other and inward if you are married or committed.


Answer by  leah84 (1043)

You wear the Claddagh as a sign of friendship, loyalty and love. To show that your heart is taken, you wear the ring on your right hand, ring finger with the heart facing in towards your hand. If your heart is not taken, you wear it on your left hand, ring finger, heart facing out toward your fingers.

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