Why the Claddagh Shines in 2017

It’s rare for a symbol to be considered ‘timeless’ but when it comes to the Claddagh – this visual representation of love, loyalty and friendship – is beyond compare.

So how has it endured and stayed so popular through the years? Here are 4 reasons the Claddagh shines in 2017:

A Living History

Claddagh Rings
Claddagh Rings


The Claddagh ring originates from the small fishing village of Claddagh, County Galway and has been a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship since back in the mid 1600s. While jewelry trends come and go, the purity and the stand-out power of the Claddagh means that it never goes out of fashion – it’s an iconic symbol representing a living history. It’s a traditional story but it is still completely relevant and modern.

A Claddagh for all Occasions!   

Claddagh Birthstone Collection
Claddagh Birthstone Collection


 There’s a Claddagh for every occasion. The versatility of the Claddagh means that it’s a suitable piece of jewelry as a gift or a purchase for yourself whether it’s to celebrate the birth of a baby, get engaged or give someone the gift of earrings, or a necklace. From birthstones to wedding rings, from yellow to white gold to silver, there has never been a better choice of beautiful Claddagh pieces in 2017. Whether your style is modern or contemporary or whether you prefer a more subtle look or like the embellishment of a birthstone or precious jewel, there are different styles of Claddagh to update your look.

Irish – Inside and Out

Claddagh Wedding Rings
Claddagh Wedding Rings


 When you buy a Claddagh ring from Rings from Ireland you’re acquiring a shining piece of Irish heritage with Irish metals, melted and molded by Irish hands. Every Claddagh sold bears the hallmark of the Assays Office at Dublin Castle. The Claddagh story is one of the most famed Irish stories but you’re also buying Irish – and ensuring that you get the best of Irish design and craftsmanship. 2017 has been designated the start of the ‘Creative Ireland’ project, putting Irish design and craft center stage once again – there’s no better time to buy Irish jewelry.

In the News with Ed Sheeran
Worldwide superstar Ed Sheeran has put Claddagh firmly back in the spotlight in 2017. Eight Irish dancers from Hession Irish Dance in Galway created a viral sensation, with over 5 million views, dancing in the Claddagh area in the heart of Galway city to his song ‘Shape of You’ and ‘A Lovely Madness’ by Beoga. They were responding to a call out from the singer that he was looking for ‘proper Ceili dancers’ to star in the video for his new song ‘Galway Girl’. The Claddagh area in Galway, known in Irish as an Cladagh – meaning ‘the shore’, is close to the center of Galway city where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. The Claddagh is definitely on point and having a moment!

From the 1600’s all the way to Ed Sheeran... the Claddagh is still shining brightly in 2017!

Posted on July 21, 2017

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