Irish Claddagh Rings
The Claddagh ring originated with a Galway seafarer in the sixteenth century who was kidnapped into pirates and sold into slavery. During his time as a slave, he crafted a Claddagh ring as a symbol of his devotion to his soulmate back in Ireland; when he returned, he presented it to her and they were engaged. The Claddagh ring meaning is love, loyalty, and friendship, the defining characteristics of a healthy, happy relationship.
The position of the ring on your finger depends on your relationship status; a single person wears the heart facing in, while a person in a relationship turns the ring so that the heart faces in. A token of affection for hundreds of years, Biddy Murphy carries a variety of stylish Claddagh rings to illustrate your own unique love story!