Self-Gifting Has Soared - A Claddagh Ring is a Classic Choice

 
Birthstone Claddagh Rings 

Self gifting has soared in recent times and is said to be reflective of shoppers seeking out more meaningful gifts as they enjoy some much needed retail therapy online.

Ireland’s Claddagh ring is one of the best known Irish and Celtic symbols. It has years and layers of romanticism and history and culture attached to it and is a beautiful piece of jewelry. The popularity of this ring has never waned and a new trend becoming apparent now is for people to buy one for themselves. Traditionally it was thought that one had to wait to receive it as a token from someone else but now the more modern philosophy is that in addition to being a great present for somebody, it’s a great gift to buy for yourself.

Traditional Silver Claddagh Ring
Traditional Silver Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh ring represents eternal love, loyalty, and friendship. Claddagh rings consist of a heart with a crown held by two hands symbolizing love, loyalty and friendship. Claddagh Rings have become a world renowned symbol of love and relationships and of Irish heritage.

The name "fede" originates from the Italian phrase "mani in fede" meaning loosely "hands joined in faith" or "hands joined in loyalty". The clasped hands were viewed as a promise ring used as an engagement ring or wedding ring in medieval and Renaissance Europe. Irish Claddagh rings are a version of fede ring roots and are now deeply seeded in a long standing Irish tradition.

So how is the Claddagh ring worn?

  • To wear a Claddagh Ring on the right hand with the crown turned outwards away from you indicates that the wearer is single.
  • To wear a Claddagh Ring on the right hand with the crown turned inwards, towards you symbolizes that the wearer is currently being ‘courted’ or in a relationship.
  • To wear a Claddagh Ring on the left hand with the crown turned outwards away from you indicates a romantic engagement.
  • To wear a Claddagh Ring on the left hand with the crown turned inwards, towards you on the left hand indicates that you are married.

Traditional Gold Claddagh Ring
Traditional Gold Claddagh Ring

Gold jewelry with a sentimental message behind it is coming up as one of the top choices for self-gifting in 2022 according to Nielsen reports and it doesn’t get better than the Irish Claddagh ring - or a piece of Claddagh jewelry from earrings to a pendant to some Claddagh birthstone jewelry with love, loyalty and friendship being one of the most beautiful and evocative messages of all!
Posted on July 27, 2022

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