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Diamond Claddagh Ring Design

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diamond claddagh ring by the irish jewelry companyThe Irish  Jewelry Company‘s Diamond Claddagh Ring radiates exquisite beauty. The Diamond Claddagh ring is one of Ireland’s best known symbols of love. A Diamond Claddagh ring has three symbolic parts. It’s heart stands for love, the crown is for loyalty, and the hands are for friendship. Experience every stage of love, loyalty and friendship. There is an old Irish saying that goes, “With These hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love” . Giver her a  Diamond Claddagh Ring by The Irish Jewelry Company today. A leader in Irish Jewelry online sales.

What is the Claddagh Story?

A short history of the Claddagh ring. Long ago a young man was captured and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh. Many years passed and he wondered if his true love would wait for him. Over the years he stole tiny bits of gold from his master to make her a ring. He fashioned a heart for love, a crown for loyalty and hands as a symbol of friendship. After many years he finally returned home to Claddagh. Upon his return and to his joy he discovered his true love had waited for him. He gave her the ring as a symbol of their love, loyalty and friendship forever known now as the Claddagh. Do you have someone in your life to which you pledge your love, loyalty and friendship forever?

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What way do you wear a Claddagh Ring?

Irish Claddagh rings that are worn on the left hand with the heart facing towards the wearer mean that the wearer is married. When a claddagh ring is worn on the right hand with the heart facing away from the wearer, the Claddagh ring indicates that the person’s heart is still open to love. Wear your claddagh ring in this position if you are single and open to love.

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The Irish Harp – A Symbol of Ireland

What is the Irish Harp ?

The Irish harp is a political symbol of Ireland. for centuries. The exact origin of the Irish Harp is really known.

The Irish Harp is a symbol of Ireland and Irish pride. The Irish harp became an emblem of resistance to the Crown and England. The Irish harp, although not as renowned as the shamrock is the official emblem of Ireland. The Irish harp status as the official insignia of Ireland dates centuries and the elegant instrument’s history tells much about the history of the Emerald Isle.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Claddaghs

The Claddagh Story is Irish folklore steeped in tradition and romance.orange-buy-now-button1

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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.”

How Do You Wear A Claddagh Ring?

  • 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 inward, towards you symbolizes that the wearer is being courted in a relationship.orange-buy-now-button1
  • 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 inward, towards you on the left hand indicates marriage.

What is the Story of The Claddagh?

As you know The Claddagh Ring story is a wonderful Irish folklore. Imagine Ireland in the days long ago when a young man was captured and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh. Can you imagine how many years passed while he wondered if his true love waited. As the years wore on he stole tiny bits of gold from his master to make her a ring. He fashioned a heart for love, a crown for loyalty and hands as a symbol of friendship. Can you just picture the tiny first claddagh ring being made? After many years he returned home to the village of Claddagh Ireland. To his magiorange-buy-now-button1cal delight he discovered his true love had waited for him. He gave her the ring as a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship forever known now as the Claddagh Ring.

How do you pronounce Claddagh?

The Irish word Claddagh is pronounced [klah-duh]. It is also called a fáinne Chladaigh in rish or in Gaelic the Cladach pronounced [klad-ukh]. Pronouncing the word Claddagh is now more commonly pronounced without the Gaelic accent as simply [klad-uh].

What is the meaning of the Claddagh?

The traditional Irish Claddagh ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty. The hands of the claddagh ring stand for friendship. The heart of the claddagh ring stands for love and the crown is a symbol of loyalty.

Who can give a claddagh ring?

In Ireland it is traditional for mothers to hand down claddagh rings to their daughters. Although Claddagh Rings are traditional given by a loved one as a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship. The truth is anyone can buy a claddagh.

What is a Fenian Claddagh?

The Fenian Claddagh, also known as the Dublin Claddagh Ring. This version of the Claddagh Ring with two hands holding a heart and no crown was made in Dublin in the 1800’s. It became known as the Fenian Claddagh Ring or the Dublin Claddagh Ring. The Fenian Claddagh Ring belongs to a style of European finger rings called fede rings used as engagement rings in medieval and Renaissance Europe . The name fede comes from the Italian phrase “mani fede” meaning hands joined in faith.

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Blackthorn Walking Stick History

Our Blackthorn Walking Stick is a handsome cane worthy of being a family heirloom. Blackthorn bushes are found throughout Ireland though with modern agricultural methods they are becoming less prevalent making a Blackthorn Stick even more unique. Blackthorn is renowned for its hardness being one of the tougher woods in the wild. It blackthornsticks-150has been prized for centuries as a material primarily for premium walking sticks. The original Blackthorn sticks were 1 to 2 foot long Irish shillelaghs (the national weapon of rural Ireland). A good Donnybrook would not have been complete without a handy Blackthorn Stick on your side. In expert hands the shillelagh was so fearsome it is said that the English outlawed it. To get around the law, the Irish took cuttings from the Blackthorn Bush that turned the original shillelagh into a 3-foot walking stick. As a result the Irish kept their modified shillelaghs and the world gained a beautiful and functional walking stick known simply as the Irish Blackthorn. These sticks have a smooth black painted finish and a handle at about a 30 degree angle.

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Celtic Cat Pendant | Celtic Cat | Cat Jewelry | Cait Sidhe

The legend of the Celtic cat.  In Celtic folklore there is a magical set of cats or “fairy cats”. In Scotland they are known as the cait sith. In Ireland they are called cait sidhe. Whether Gaelic or Scotch Gaelic they are both pronounced as “caught shee”. The cait sidhe aren’t your ordinary felines, they are thought as fairies, even witches, and as spirit creatures that merely take the form of a cat. Those that have seen them describe them as being unusually large, all black cats with a spot of white fur on their chest. Generally, the cait sidhe is viewed as fearsome and was used as a symbol by Celtic warriors.

Our Celtic Cat Pendant is absolutely purrrr-fect! This beautifully diamond accented celtic_cat_pendant_2aaCeltic Cat Pendant with black enamel pays tribute to the cait sidhe. The cait sidhe is a mythical fairy creature in Scottish and Irish folklore.

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Irish Marriage Blessing | Irish Blessings for Marriage

May God be with you and bless you. May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

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