Celtic Jewelry, Celtic Legends, Irish Jewelry, Irish Traditions

St. Brigid Blessings and Prayers

Saint Brigid’s cross made from straw stuck in window and blessed the house and protected it from fire and evil. Concept: religion, irish, traditional

A Traditional St. Brigid Blessing

Our wonderful Brigid’s Crosses were inspired by this beautiful heritage, imitating the delicate woven pattern of rushes in precious metals such as silver and gold. Also known as Bride, Bridget of Ireland, Bride of the Isles, and Mary of the Gael, she now reigns as one of the most recognized saints in Ireland.

May the blessing of God and the Trinity be on this cross and where it sits, and on everyone who looks at it,” is a customary blessing for St. Brigid Cross.

About the Brigid’s Cross

Brigid’s cross, like the shamrock and the harp, is a wonderful Irish symbol that may be traced back to Celtic folklore. The cross is weaved from left to right, following the position of the sun, on January 31st, the eve of St. Brigid’s day. It features a layered square in the middle and four arms extending out from it, each knotted at the ends.

St. Brigid’s Feast Day

St. Brigid’s Day is February 1st and traditionally the start of Spring in Ireland.

Prayer to St. Brigid

Dear St. Brigid, brilliant star of sanctity in the early days of our Irish faith and love for the omnipotent God Who has never forsaken us, we look up to you now in earnest, hopeful prayer. By your glorious sacrifice of earthly riches, joys and affections obtain for us grace to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His justice” with constant trust in His fatherly care. By your life of laborious charity to the poor, the sick, the many seekers for light and comfort, obtain for us grace to be God’s helpers to the utmost of our power during our stay on earth, looking forward, as you did, to our life with Him during eternity. By the sanctified peace of your death-bed, obtain for us that we may receive the fullness of pardon and peace when the hour comes that will summon us to the judgment seat of our just and most merciful Lord. Amen.

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6 Wonderfully Charming Irish Wedding Traditions for Love and Good Luck

There is something for everyone in these Irish wedding traditions, which have their roots in ancient Celtic traditions. They are both amusing and meaningful ways to celebrate Ireland’s rich cultural heritage. Even though some of these traditions have lost their attractiveness with the passage of time, it is still essential to include them into your traditional Irish wedding ceremony. Whether you have Irish ancestors or simply want to add a dash of Irish luck to your celebration, there are several age-old customs to consider. Besides being blessed with a little “luck of the Irish” never hurts.

Irish tradition dictates that a woman may only propose to a man on the leap day of the leap year, much like in that fun and quirky movie “Leap Year“, that delightful and innocent romantic comedy about Amy Adams proposing to Matthew Goode. It all started with a young lady who was dissatisfied because the men she admired were too bashful to ask for her hand in marriage, according to Irish mythology. As a result, St. Patrick granted her his permission, allowing ladies to propose on this special day.

Place a Sixpence in Your Wedding Shoe

The sixpence was supposed to be used as a good luck charm as well as a deterrent against evil spirits, according to legend. It was customary for husbands to hand over a penny to their wives, who would then tuck it into the inside of their shoes. In some cultures, it has also been stated that placing it in the bride’s left shoe meant wealth, happiness, and financial prosperity.

Say “I Do’ During Shrovetide

Irish marriages were most often held during “Shrovetide”. What is Shrovetide? It is the last day before Lent or the day before Ash Wednesday, being the most popular day for a ceremony. Traditionally, marriages were not permitted during the 40 days of Lent, which is why Shrove Tuesday (the day before Lent) became a popular day for couples to tie the knot.

According to a traditional Irish folk rhyme ascribed to the Celtic tradition, Saturday would have been the least favored day, contrary to current practice. But maybe it makes more financial sense now a days as Saturday is usually the most expensive day to have a wedding ceremony.

Monday for wealth,

Tuesday for health,

Wednesday the best day of all,

Thursday for losses,

Friday for crosses,

And Saturday no luck at all.

Exchanging an Irish Claddgh Ring

This Irish ring, known as a Claddagh features two hands clasping a crowned heart, represents love and devotion and may be worn as an Irish engagement ring or Celtic wedding band, depending on your preference. The Claddagh is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty that is often handed down from mothers and grandparents and worn to indicate one’s relationship status. Those who wear a Claddagh Ring on their right hand, pointing toward their fingers, are single or seeking for love, while those who wear it on their left hand, pointing inward, are in a relationship or are single and searching for love. After being engaged, the Claddagh engagement ring would be switched to the left hand, with the heart pointing toward the fingers; after becoming married, the heart would be moved to point toward the center of the finger.

Carry a Horseshoe with Your Bouquet

To this day, horseshoes are still associated with the notion of being good luck charms.
This has its origins in Celtic culture, when they were often placed over doorways to bring good fortune to wedding couples. As part of other wedding customs, the horseshoe may be worn by the bride as part of her jewelry,such as a Horseshoe Necklace or embroidered into her gown, or incorporated in her flower bouquet as she comes down the aisle with her father. The horseshoe must be oriented upwards in order for the good fortune to remain within.

Lock the Church Doors On The Groom

We’re certain that you have no worries about your groom’s feelings for you, but it seems that some Irishmen in the past cast some doubt on their brides’ feelings for them.
Guests would shut the Church entrance after the couple entered since it was believed that anxious grooms had cold feet often. This would prevent a frightened groom having second thoughts from hurrying out.

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Friendship, Love & Loyalty – A Claddagh Gift Guide

The countdown to Christmas morning has begun! We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about Claddagh Jewelry exclusively designed in our studio. For your convenience, I’ve compiled a quick and concise Claddagh gift guide of our most popular Claddagh Designs to make your shopping experience as stress-free as possible.

The Claddagh, with its magnificent symbolism and distinctively Irish design, is consistently at the top of our list of the most popular Irish jewelry designs we sell. Giving a stunning piece of Claddagh Jewelry from The Irish Jewelry Company is not difficult; the only difficult part is limiting it down to just one item!

When in doubt, though, we generally advise our customers to keep things simple keeping the recipient in mind and staying with their personal style.

Whether it’s a last-minute gift-giving option, or something on their list they have hinted about we’ve got a wide selection of Claddagh styles that’s sure to satisfy every loved one on your Christmas shopping list. Check out the styles below that have proven to be popular throughout the years, as well as a few of new ones, all of which are excellent for gifting this holiday season.

A Claddagh Ring for that Special Someone

In Irish culture, the Claddagh ring is considered to be a proud cultural symbol.
An incredible amount of people, Irish and non Irish all over the world wear or have been given a Claddagh ring by a close friend or family member to commemorate a variety of important occasions including romantic ones. This Irish vow of Love, Loyalty, and Friendship is perfect Christmas or for any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, an engagement, a birthday, or just because.

We have a large selection of Claddagh Rings for him and for her. Our collection of Claddagh Rings for men is wide – ranging. These stunning and sturdy Silver Claddagh Rings are among our best-selling items each year, and he will be impressed when he opens the box.

Choosing the right Claddagh Necklace Design

Maybe a Claddagh Pendant would be an excellent holiday present for them this year.
Claddagh Pendants are usually a popular option since there is a style to fit everyone’s taste in our collection. Our Claddagh Necklaces are inspired by Ireland and are masterfully created by our team of artisans. Owning a Sterling Silver Claddagh Necklace allows anyone to carry a bit of Ireland near to their hearts, and it is a favorite holiday gift choice for many people. We have a huge variety of Claddagh Necklace designs, like our Mother Claddagh Necklace and our Family Birthstone Claddagh Necklace, are available for purchase, making them ideal gifts for any mother or grandmother. When it comes to individuals who want a more trendy design that incorporates a variety of metals, our assortment of Silver and Gold Claddagh Pendants, such as our Claddagh Love Lock, or our Celtic Couples Claddagh Pendant will go with any outfit you choose.

Claddagh Earrings are Perfect for Anyone

A pair of our Claddagh Earrings will be a treasured addition to the jewelry collection of anybody who enjoys accessorizing with beautiful jewelry. Claddagh Earrings come in a variety of styles such as Claddagh Studs and Claddagh Dangle Earrings in a variety of Claddagh Earring Designs similar to our Claddagh Necklaces. Often our Silver Claddagh Necklaces have matching Silver Claddagh Earrings.

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Gift Guide 2021 – Best Holiday Gift Ideas

The Irish Jewelry Company Holiday Shopping Guide

The Irish Jewelry Company 2021 holiday gift guide aims to make Christmas shopping personal, thoughtful, and more than a little memorable. Find the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on your list in 2021, no matter your budget and enjoy free gift wrapping and free shipping order orders over $150.

Whatever the occasion, there’s no denying that the important someone in your life deserves only the finest. However, when it comes to finding the right Christmas present for her or him — whether it’s for your wife or husband, girlfriend, mother, sister, best friend, or teen daughter or son — it can be tough to locate something that is as unique as they are. These unique treasures of legacy and significance for everyone come into play at the right moment. We have the greatest presents for every person in your life, whether you’re showering them with love on their birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or another significant milestone. Browse our selection today.

Explore our list to discover one-of-a-kind presents that they are sure to appreciate, including everything from the traditional Claddagh Ring, which adds a romantic touch, to trendy styles that will make her feel like a queen, such as our diamond Celtic jewelry. To meet all your holiday buying demands, we’ve gathered a multitude of choices, including presents for the trend setter in your life as well as gifts for that special someone who deserves to know how much you care.

Finding the perfect gift can be tricky but The Irish Jewelry Company’s family of brands makes it a lot easier.

Celestial Necklace & Earrings

$89.99 each

If she’s obsessed with the night sky and stars, she’ll love this sterling silver Celtic jewelry. It is the perfect gift for any shining star in your life.

Celtic Star Pendant

Celtic Star Earrings

Motherhood Knot Jewelry

$99.99

Whether she is a new mom or a seasoned mum, our Two-Tone Celtic Mothers Knot Necklace is a wonderful present to give to her. As a modestly stylized holy triad, the Celtic Mothers Knot Necklace depicts the Madonna and infant in an embrace.

Two Tone Celtic Mothers Knot Necklace

Two Tone Celtic Mothers Knot Earrings

Two Tone Celtic Mothers Knot Cross Necklace

Shop all motherhood jewelry.

Unique Claddagh Rings

$279.99

The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. Claddagh Rings have become a world-renowned symbol of love.

Stacking Boho Diamond Emerald Claddagh Ring Set

Stacking Boho .25ct Diamond Claddagh Ring Set

Shop all Claddagh Ring styles.

Gifts for Him – Men’s Celtic Jewelry

$99.99 – $119.99

Find the perfect gift for the man in your life, no matter what their interests or what your budget looks like. From or Men’s Celtic Cross Necklaces to our Men’s Claddagh Necklace these gifts are both stylish and powerful.

Mens Celtic Jewelry

Ear Crawlers & Interchangeable Earrings

Stocking stuffers have a reputation for being adorable but ultimately useless. These modest tokens of appreciation call into question that notion.

Thoughtful gifts to give grandma

Grandma is the glue in your life who you know always has your back. Show grandma who much she is loved with our Birthstone Family Claddagh Necklace as a gift.

Thoughtful gifts for your wife

As a husband, you don’t need to go overboard in order to show your wife how much you care. Our Celtic Couples Knot Jewelry Collection is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Last minute gifts under $50

Even a simple and practical accessory like a Celtic Keychain or Irish Keychain will make anyone co-worker, hostess or member of family happy.

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Choosing A Romantic Celtic Wedding Ring Design as a Couples Ring

At The Irish Jewelry Company matching Celtic wedding bands, in our opinion, are the ideal option when it comes to selecting a romantic wedding ring or couples ring to signify the one-of-a-kind bond you and your spouse have.

Couples rings are essentially promise or wedding bands. A couples ring serves as a pre-engagement ring or promise ring and has a variety of symbolic meanings. A couples ring generally signifies a promise to a monogamous relationship and a trustworthy partnership, as well as a first step toward eventual engagement. They are rings that coordinate or complement one another and are suitable for every member of the relationship. Traditional Couple rings are often available in a wide variety of sizes and widths. Couples’ rings are a significant symbol of devotion. Whether you pick matching rings or mix and match styles, The Irish Jewelry Company’s range of rings for couples easily reflects your love.

A Claddagh Wedding Ring Is a Symbol of Everlasting Love.

Claddagh wedding rings, also known as Hands and Heart rings or Clasped Hand rings, are the most immediately identifiable of all Celtic wedding bands.

Aran Claddagh Rope Band Gold Plated

Beginning in the mid-1600s in Ireland, the Claddagh ring has been worn as a sign of love, friendship, and loyalty. Choosing a Claddagh wedding ring will always ensure that, in addition to being a beautiful piece of jewelry, the ring will also always serve as a conversation piece for anyone who is aware of their Celtic or Irish heritage! Every Claddagh wedding ring has the symbol of a heart to signify love, hands to signify friendship, and a crown to signify loyalty.

10K Gold Embossed Trinity Knot Ring

Celtic Wedding Bands with the Trinity Knot: The greatest expression of love in the Celtic tradition

Trinity Knot Wedding Rings also know as the Irish Love Knot Wedding Rings are a fantastic choice for couples looking for significant symbolism in wedding rings, and we speak from experience. The Trinity Knot’s geometry, with its exquisite simplicity, allows for iconic and striking ring designs.

Our jewelers recently created couples rings in 14K gold Trinity Knot rings for a fabulous New York couple who had requested them. Trinity Knot Wedding rings have a geometric design and are a spectacular choice for a couple who want to express their commitment to one another for eternity. An excellent example of a Trinity Knot ring that successfully combines profound importance and meaning without losing a visually attractive and eye-catching appearance.

The Celtic Lovers Knot Wedding Ring

The Celtic Love Knot, also known as the Anam Cara Knot (derived from the Irish words for “soul friend,” according to Celtic knowledge), is a relatively recent addition to the family of Celtic knots. Two Celtic knot hearts are entwined to make one heart. This is a contemporary interpretation of the classic Celtic knot.

Celtic Lovers Knot Ring Silver & 10k Rose Gold

Our Celtic Lovers Knot ring in sterling silver and 10K rose gold repeats the Celtic lover knot motif across the band. A lovely design with emotion and significance. The lovers knot’s brilliant polished surface contrasts with the satin region beneath the knots, highlighting the Celtic motif. This Celtic Lovers Knot wedding ring design exemplifies superior workmanship and an exquisite attention to detail.

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Announcing The Launch of The Irish Jewelry Company New Website

The Irish Jewelry Company New Website

TheIrishJewelryCompany.com is excited to announce the launch of their newly design, responsive, user friendly luxurious new website. After seven months of unforeseen obstacles, hard work and dedication the new website has successfully launched to the approval of their loyal customer.

Rockville Centre, NY October 6th, 2021 – The Irish Jewelry Company is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed website. Visit us at TheIrishJewelryCompany.com. After seven months of hard work and perseverance, the official new website has launched. The new websites look is luxurious, and the site is faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

As an online Irish jewelry design leader, it is important for us to showcase new styles, services, and trends in a pleasing way quickly to our loyal customer and prospective customers. The new site endeavors to provide our customers with the most beautiful jewelry designs at the highest quality with the best customer service possible.  

“Our goal with this new website is to provide our customers a modern site with an easier way to navigate our collections based on their own choice with seamless checkout.” Says owner Jennifer Derrig. “The Irish Jewelry Company’s new visually appealing website is designed for company growth and provides faster page loading speeding, and greater content with our Blog as well as improved website navigation in order to comply with the new google core update.”

Amongst the new site features is an interactive catalog lookbook and integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to foster improved social sharing for customers. Customers can now enjoy reading The Irish Jewelry Company Blog directly on the website. Regular posting of interesting educational blog content pertaining to Irish jewelry, Irish wedding traditions and Irish culture along with other with helpful information such as company announcements and customer testimonials in the Blog will happen on a weekly base. When existing customers login in while shopping they can also enjoy new instant checkout. Customers can also sign up for emails and as well as SMS notifications.  New SMS features is a text messaging service that will allow us to instantly contact customers regarding their order status, store promotions, and new products. In addition, as part of the new site launch The Irish Jewelry Company will be offering free stand shipping on all orders over $150.


To view the new website, visit https://THEIRISHJEWELRYCOMPANY.com.

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October – Month of the Rosary

October is Rosary Month. On October 7, Irish Catholics commemorate the Blessed Mother’s Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. October was also the month in which Mary appeared to shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, for the final time, encouraging them to “say the rosary every day to obtain global peace.”

What is the Holy Rosary?

The term “rosary” comes from the Latin word “rosarium,” which translates as “rose crown” or “rose garland.” To those who practice the Catholic Faith, the Rosary is a method of prayer that we employ in conjunction with the Rosary’s titular prayer beads. When referring to the prayer, the word Rosary is usually capitalized, whereas when discussing the beads, it is in lower case.

According to pious tradition, Saint Dominic received the idea for the Rosary when the Virgin Mary appeared to him in an apparition in 1214. Our Lady of the Rosary is the title given to this Marian apparition. Alanus de Rupe, a Dominican priest and theologian, promoted the Rosary practice by establishing the “fifteen rosary promises” and establishing several rosary confraternities.

Rosary devotion is one of the most defining characteristics of popular Catholic spirituality. The Rosary inspires Catholics to reflect on the mysteries of Jesus and Mary’s lives. As Catholics, meditation is critical to daily life. Meditation, according to the Catholic Church’s Catechism, “involves thought, imagination, emotion, and desire.” This mobilization of faculties is necessary in order to strengthen our faith convictions, prompt our hearts to convert, and fortify our resolve to follow Christ.”

What are Rosary Beads?

Irish Rosary beads come in all shapes, colors, sizes and quality and usually have a Celtic cross and Saint Patrick Medal or Saint Brigid Medal center. Some rosaries are strung with pearl, crystal, wood and even Connemara marble. In its simplest form, the rosary is a tool used to facilitate prayer and meditation. A rosary bead keeps track of the prayers while they are repeated aloud or in the mind. Utilizing the rosary beads to keep count of the number of times you’ve recited a specific prayer enables you to calm your thoughts and focus more effectively on your prayer.

How to Pray the Holy Rosary

The steps to praying the Rosary are:

  1. Make the Sign of the Cross and say the “Apostles’ Creed”
  2. Say the “Our Father”
  3. Say three “Hail Marys” for Faith, Hope, and Charity
  4. Say the “Glory Be”
  5. Announce the First Mystery and then say the “Our Father”
  6. Say ten “Hail Marys” while meditating on the Mystery
  7. Say the “Glory Be” (Optional: Say the “O My Jesus” prayer requested by Mary at Fatima)
  8. Announce the Next Mystery; then say the “Our Father” and repeat these steps (6 through 8) as you continue through the remaining Mysteries.
  9. Say the closing prayers: the “Hail Holy Queen” and “Final Prayer”
  10. Make the “Sign of the Cross”

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New Stacking Boho Claddagh Ring Sets

Due to the rise in popularity of bohemian weddings over the past few years, we’ve begun to see a slew of stunning boho engagement rings appear on the market. Boho women aren’t afraid to defy convention and integrate unusual features and materials into their engagement rings, making them more inexpensive in the process, which is ultimately what makes these days so special and unique.

Bohemian weddings are all about expressing a carefree, beautiful aesthetic that is easy to pull off. In case your personal style is more Celtic Forest nymph than fairytale princess, a boho-themed wedding may be the perfect fit for your big day. To learn more about bohemian weddings, go here. Boho weddings integrate an eclectic blend of natural, rustic, and antique elements into the decor of the ceremony and reception space.

New Bohemian Claddagh Wedding Rings

Stacking Boho .25ct Diamond Claddagh Ring Set

Our Stacking Boho .25ct Diamond Claddagh Ring Set is a unique unconventional wedding ring choice with a mix and match style spiced with the conventional claddagh wedding ring design. This eclectic Stacking Diamond Claddagh Ring Set inspired by boho chic from vintage and antique epoch to modern time.

Stacking Boho Diamond Emerald Claddagh Ring Set

For the looking for an unconventional bridal set with an alternative stone option we have the Stacking Boho Diamond Emerald Claddagh Ring Set.

Our Stacking Boho Diamond Claddagh Ring Set or the Stacking Boho Diamond Emerald Claddagh Ring Set is lovely for any romantic occasion. They offer an ideal Claddagh ring set for a claddagh promise ring or an engagement set or even a Claddagh anniversary ring.

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An Overview of the Irish Celtic Cross’s Origins, Symbolism, and Meanings

The Celtic Cross is well-known as a representation of Irish culture across the world.
Discover more about the beautiful stone monuments’ distinguishing characteristics, origin, history, functions, symbolism, and significance.

Ireland’s countryside is peppered with crosses.

If you have traveled on vacation or visiting family to the lovely Emerald Isle then a Celtic stone cross is likely to be seen on your travels across the stunning Irish countryside. Symbolic of Ireland and everything Irish, Celtic crosses may be seen in nearly all of the country’s 32 counties. Celtic cross jewelry and other ornamental arts, both ancient and modern, pay homage to these exquisite stone crosses.

A Look at the Celtic Cross’ Symbolism and Meaning

Many people point to the cross’s form as the distinctive characteristic of the Celtic Cross.
The ring strengthens the cross structurally by supporting the cross’s arms.
This has led some researchers to believe that this cross’s shape is a continuation of an earlier, more delicate one.

As well as representing an angelic halo, others believe it signifies the sun or some other celestial body, such as Jupiter. The early Catholic missionaries and St. Patrick himself, according to Christian and Celtic mythology, both failed miserably in their efforts to win over the Celts to Christianity.

These Are the Four Unique Characteristics of the Celtic Cross

It is estimated that Ireland’s oldest high stone crosses date from the 8th to 12th centuries. Intricate carvings may be seen on the crosses themselves, with the earliest showing knot-work and the most recent incorporating biblical narrative and inscriptions. They dominate the Irish countryside and are awe-inspiring. Most early crosses are no more than eight feet tall, although some later ones are considerably higher. At 23 feet, the highest point, it’s intimidating. These ancient Celtic Crosses have a number of unique characteristics despite their wide range in Celtic cross design.

  • The Foundation: which may or may not be present. Usually a pyramid form, although it can also be carved to give the cross more height.
  • The Shaft: a cylindrical structure divided into panels on both sides, each containing a different design or piece of artwork representing a different character.
  • The Cap: Often absent, the Cap is a decorative element found on the cross’s upper arm.
  • The Head: You have your head, which is split into a core and several arms. To identify them, stone Celtic crosses commonly have a ring-shaped center on their heads.

What was the purpose of the Celtic Cross?

We’ll never know for sure why ancient humans began constructing such massive stone structures in the first place! High Crosses, also known as Celtic Crosses, are frequently seen at or near significant monasteries. Many were used for preaching, teaching Scripture, prayer, and penance, thus it’s possible they were utilized to demarcate boundaries or specific areas of the monastery. The more ornately carved crosses might have been an indication of the monastery’s riches and power. Many crosses are devoted to a particular event or patron saint, such as St. Patrick, or the Irish High Kings, who are remembered on them.

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A Couples Ring Guide – The Meaning and History

Couples’ rings are a significant symbol of their deep connection. Whether you choose matching rings or mix and match styles, our illustrious range of couples rings elegantly mixes to symbolize your love. A couple’s ring serves as an engagement or “promise” ring and is associated with a variety of symbols. A couples ring often signifies a commitment to a monogamous relationship and a trusting partnership and serves as a precursor to future engagement. A promise ring basically refers to a pre- engagement where one party promises the other that they will propose to them at some point in the future.

Matching Wedding Ring Sets

Couples rings are also matching wedding rings sets. These are wedding rings purchased usually together that match for each person in the relationship. They can be exactly the same or similar yet slightly different. His and her matching wedding bands for men and woman differ slightly size and or price. Nowadays matching couple bands are as unique as the couple they represent.

So, what does a couple’s ring signify exactly?

No two people are alike when it comes to love, but no two relationships are the same. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that couples’ rings have a vast significance and meaning that embraces the wide range of human emotions and experiences. A prevalent topic for many people is eternity, love, and loyalty. Couples Rings, in addition to being a powerful declaration of equality within a relationship, are given to both partners and worn by both.

In many cultures, they are given and received as a symbol of love and devotion. Couples Rings are a longstanding custom that has only grown in popularity over time. Exchanging rings before marriage has a long history in Europe, even if it’s a relatively new one in the United States. Rings that have special meaning, such as the Claddagh Rings or “Posey Rings,” may be used as matching wedding bands for the future. The Irish Claddagh Ring is a form of a couple’s ring. It is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty between a couple.  

The Italians had the couples ring called a fede ring which is like the claddagh ring known as the Dublin Claddagh.  The word fede in Italian means also faith. This is the strongest symbol of the bond between bride and groom, representing their love, faithfulness, and commitment to each other. In Korea a couple ring is a great way to let the world know you and your partner are in a sweet and sappy relationship. A pair ring is traditionally given on the 100th day of dating to demonstrate commitment and respect for the other partner. In a similar vein, many couples in Argentina and Chile exchange wedding rings to demonstrate their commitment, and many of these couples go on to utilize these rings in any subsequent wedding ceremonies. As a result, it appears that Couples Rings have a cosmopolitan appeal while also being traditional in many countries.

When it comes to engagement rings and couples’ rings, what is the difference exactly?

For starters, there is no need to distinguish between Couples Rings and Engagement Bands. Many couples throughout the world exchange engagement rings, and many of those couples go on to utilize those rings during their wedding ceremony. However, for many people, the term “engagement ring” conjures up thoughts of enormous, precious gemstones set in a ring that is given to one member of a pair as a symbol of their intention to get married.

So Why is the Couples Ring Tradition is Growing in Popularity?

Couples’ rings have become increasingly popular in recent years, no doubt fueled by people’s desire to be closer to their families and friends. People feel nostalgic for their ancestors’ customs and looking forward to the future as they begin to build their own family units of their own. Couples Rings serve as a link between these modern love stories and new family traditions and heirlooms, as well as between generations.

Couples who intend to marry one day can buy simple promise rings or couples rings that can double as wedding bands later. Couples’ rings can also be a stackable promise ring that can be incorporated into a wedding set.

Common Couple Ring Styles:

The Claddagh Ring

Irish or not, if you want to give a token of your friendship, love and loyalty that has meaning, a diamond Claddagh ring may be the choice for you. The Claddagh ring consists of a heart with a crown held by two hands symbolizing love, loyalty and friendship. The Claddagh Ring has become a world renowned symbol of love.

The Fede Ring also known as the Fenian Claddagh

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 a fede ring used as engagement rings in medieval and Renaissance Europe . The name fede comes from the Italian phrase “mani fede” meaning hands joined in faith.

Stack-able Rings

Beautiful stack-able rings that can be mixed and matched or even combined with your wedding bands are an ideal alternative for a couples ring. The Stacking Boho .25ct Diamond Claddagh Ring Set is an affordable diamond stack ring set. Or there are gold stackable wedding rings like the 14K Gold Diamond Celtic Knot Contour Band and Celtic Knotwork Wedding Ring Milgrain in 3mm .

What to Look for When Choosing a Couples Ring?

Making this significant investment will require a unique approach from each individual.
Some couples will choose rings together, while others will choose their own rings, and yet others will choose their partners’ rings for them, in order to maintain the element of surprise. There is no one right way to go about making this decision.

The ideal couples ring style, is simply what you and your significant other are deem perfect. The Irish Jewelry Company invites you to celebrate your partnership with a special couples’ ring set. Whether you choose a traditional claddagh ring or a more daring design, such as the Irish promise ring the Mo Anam Cara Trinity Band, these unusual promise rings will communicate your unique love with unmatched style.