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The Celtic Mothers Knot: A Symbol of the Strength of Family

The definition of Family is – “the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children; also : any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family.” according to the Merrian Webster Dictionary.

What is the Celtic knot for family?

The Celtic symbol for family and Celtic motherhood is the  Celtic Family Knot.  It represents the strong family bond that units a clan. This original Celtic Family Knot design is great for all moms as a symbol of family love and Celtic Motherhood.

What is the meaning of the Celtic Family Knot?

The Irish Celtic symbol for family, the Celtic Family Knot is a reminder of the beauty of family love. Celtic knots are eternal and strong like the bond that holds a family together. The Celtic Family Knot Pendant is a keepsake that will be cherished. Whether you are a single parent with one child or a couple with starting a family this Celtic Knot Family of Two, Three, Four, Five, Six or Seven Pendant is perfect.

A Celtic symbol for love and family

The Celtic family knot is a symbol strong and powerful Celtic family bonds. Celtic knot symbols have always inspired ways to express aspects of our Irish Celtic family lives. the Celtic symbol for the family represented in jewelry and Celtic family knot tattoo inspirations are a popular to express one’s strong Celtic family bonds.

The Celtic Family Knot is exclusive to The Irish Jewelry Company.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day: 7 Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers Claddagh Collection by The Irish Jewelry Company

Awwww Mother’s Day, a wonderful day of celebration honoring the mother or matriarch of the family. It also celebrates the beauty of motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in our lives today. Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days around the world. It is most commonly in the spring months of March or May around Easter time. Mother’s Day is a great celebration similar to the celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day. It is a celebration of motherhood that shows its appreciation of all the hard work mothers and mother figures do for their families.

So when is Mothers Day exactly?

Mothers Day is a great holiday in honor of mothers celebrated in many countries throughout the world. The modern form of the holiday and the way in which it is celebrated originated in the United Sates. However, the date of Mother’s Day varies around the world. Anna Jarvis a resident of Philadelphia, whose mother was an activist who had organized various women’s organization to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. In 1907 she held a memorial service for her mother at her church, in West Virginia. Shortly there after within a few years virtually every state in the United States was observing the day as Mothers Day. The day honoring mothers became so popular that by 1914 U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday forever dedicating a day in the US to celebrate and honor mothers.

When in Mother’s Day in the US?

In the United States, Mother’s Day is always celebrated annually on the second Sunday in May.

When is Mother’s Day in the UK?

In the UK, mothers are honored in spring on the fourth Sunday of Lent, right before Easter Sunday. The Custom developed in the Middle Ages as a way to allow those who had moved away to visit their home parishes and mothers on Laetare Sunday, or the fourth Sunday of Lent. This is how the holiday became known as Mothering Sunday in Britain,and in modern times is refereed to as Mother’s Day.

When is Mother’s Day in Ireland?

In Ireland, like in the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) as it is lovingly refereed, it is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent. It is usually in March or at the beginning of April, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. Mother’s Day 2021 in the US is almost her so show her how much you care.

Best Mother’s Day Gifts

These fabulous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas are the perfects gift to honor any mother, grandmother or mom to be. Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day with the best gifts for Mother’s Day to give her that show her just how much she means to her family.

Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and is a day to make an extra-special effort to recognize and appreciate mothers’ roles in our lives with a special Mother’s Day Gift. Often this day is extended to multi generations of mothers including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers—as well as to mother figures who are also given Mothers Day Gifts.

The Mothers Claddagh Jewelry Collection

The mothers claddagh is an unassuming stylized mother and child embrace representative of the Madonna and child. Combined with a traditional Irish claddagh, the mothers claddagh it is a testament to the enduring bond between a mother, her child, faith and their Irish heritage. A mother’s love is immeasurable. She has great dreams for her children and she patiently stands by as she watches them chase them. She is there to see them soar and she catches them when they fall. She might not always be perfect but in the end she will always be there. She is a devoted mother. The Mothers Claddagh Jewelry Collection, includes the Mothers Claddagh Necklace, Mothers Claddagh Cross Pendant, Mothers Claddagh Earrings, and the Mothers Claddagh Ring. The Mothers Claddagh is exclusive to The Irish Jewelry Company.

The Original Celtic Mothers Knot

The Celtic Mothers Knot Collection by The Irish Jewelry Company

What is the Celtic Mothers Knot Meaning?

The original Celtic motherhood knot, the Celtic Mothers Knot is an unassuming stylized holy trinity with a mother and child embrace is representative of the Madonna and child. Combined with a Celtic trinity knot the Celtic motherhood knot known as the Celtic Mothers Knot is a true testament to the enduring bond between a mother, her child, faith and their Celtic heritage. The Celtic Mothers Knot, that depicts the mother and child Celtic Knot symbol is exclusive to The Irish Jewelry Company.

The Celtic Mothers Knot is also called the Motherhood Knot.

The Celtic Mothers Knot also known as the Celtic Mothehood Knot is a  variation of the familiar Trinity knot symbolizing the Celtic faith and family bond. Our Irish Mothers Knot jewelry represents the special bond between a mother and children and their Celtic heritage. Irish and Celtic moms will love our symbolic and unique Celtic Mothers Knot jewelry pieces. Honor her with an elegant Celtic reminder of motherhood with these Celtic mothers jewelry items.

The Celtic Mothers Knot Jewelry Collection, includes the Celtic Mothers Knot Necklace, Celtic Mothers Knot Pendant, Celtic Mothers Knot Cross Pendant, Celtic Mothers Knot Earrings, Diamond Celtic Mothers Knot Ring and the Celtic Mothers Knot Ring. The Celtic Mothers Knot Jewelry Collection is exclusive to The Irish Jewelry Company.

The Celtic Family Knot

What is the Celtic knot for family?

The Celtic Family Knot Collection by The Irish Jewelry Company

What is the meaning of the Celtic Family Knot?

The Celtic symbol for family and Celtic motherhood is the  Celtic Family Knot.  It represents the strong family bond that units a clan. This original Celtic Family Knot design is great for all moms as a symbol of family love and Celtic Motherhood.

The Irish Celtic symbol for family, the Celtic Family Knot is a reminder of the beauty of family love. Celtic knots are eternal and strong like the bond that holds a family together. The Celtic Family Knot Pendant is a keepsake that will be cherished. Whether you are a single parent with one child or a couple with starting a family this Celtic Knot Family of Two Pendant is perfect.

A Celtic symbol for love and family

The Celtic family knot is a symbol strong and powerful Celtic family bonds. Celtic knot symbols have always inspired ways to express aspects of our Irish Celtic family lives. the Celtic symbol for the family represented in jewelry and Celtic family knot tattoo inspirations are a popular to express one’s strong Celtic family bonds. The Celtic Family Knot is an exclusive design of The Irish Jewelry Company.

The Claddagh Family Birthstone Necklace

This Claddagh Family Birthstone Necklace is perfect to wear alone to represent your own birthstone or in multiples to signify your children. The Claddagh Family Birthstone necklace is completely customizable. You can personalize each family necklace in your choice of birthstone charms and in your choice of chain lengths as an original Mothers necklace. Each birthstone charm can represent a family member, child or grandchild. Either way, no matter the number of claddagh birthstone charms, this Irish family necklace is beautiful. Family & Mothers Jewelry is the perfect way to say thank you mom. The customizable Claddagh Family Birthstone Necklace is exclusive to The Irish Jewelry Company.

Mom Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh Mom Ring is a beautiful tribute for any mother. This new modern twist on a traditional claddagh ring creating the word “Mom” takes Irish claddagh rings to a new level of great design. The claddagh mom ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty between a mother and her child. The Mom Claddagh Ring is exclusive to The Irish Jewelry Company.

Mom Claddagh Heart Pendant

Mom Claddagh Heart Pendant is a beautiful gift for any mother. A true symbol of mom’s friendship , love and loyalty. Mom’s heart will melt when she sees this shimmering claddagh with bright pink heart pendant. The word “Mom” is spelled out across the center of the claddagh heart in a charming font. It’s a tradition Irish sentiment with a nod to mom. She will truly treasure our Mom Claddagh Heart Pendant. The Mom Claddagh Heart Pendant is an exclusive design of The Irish Jewelry Company.

The Irish Mom Pendant

Give Mom a gift she will truly treasure especially your Irish mom. This brilliant stylized oval Mom pendant with filigree shamrocks is a lovely tribute to mom’s Irish heritage. The shamrock is a 3-leaf clover and is the symbol of Ireland. The shamrock forms a triad and the Celts believed three was a mystical number. In Ireland shamrocks are traditionally for good luck. Tell her how “Lucky” you are to have her for a mom! The Irish Mom Pendant is exclusive to The Irish Jewelry Company.

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Shop for great gifts for mom for Mothers Day or any special occasion. The Best Mothers Day Gifts from The Irish Jewelry Company, the best online Irish jeweler.

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6 Celtic Wedding Rings Inspired by Ancient Irish Tradition

“Will you marry Me”? It is probably the greatest question you will ever ask or be asked and one of the most important times in your life. Choose a ring just as significant, and one the holds symbolic meaning. Celtic wedding rings and Celtic engagement rings hold a deep significance in the daily lives of many men and women, especially in the Celtic culture.  In memory of a loved one. Jewelry like rings is often worn to commemorate special occasions in one’s life like a promise of love, lifelong commitment through marriage or in memory of a loved one.

The Origins of the Wedding Ring Tradition

The origin of the exchanging of rings or the wedding ring tradition some 3,00 years but even more exciting the first recorded history of a diamond wedding ring dates to the incredibly early 1400’s. The Western tradition of exchanging wedding rings is said to have originated in ancient Rome and Greece. Early engagement rings or wedding bands were exchanged as a dowry and then later then were used as a promise ring of fidelity. Our modern custom of exchanging wedding rings and engagement rings is derived from Christendom from Europe in the Middle Ages.  Many have argued that the tradition of the ring finger or the wearing of the ring on the fourth finger of the left hand is traced all the way back to the Egyptians. The Egyptians held the belief that the vena amoris, the vein of love ran heart to the top of the fourth finger on the left hand.

Celtic Wedding Rings are Rich in Beauty and Culture

Many people of Celtic heritage often desire a Celtic wedding inspired by the tradition of the Celtic Nations, especially Ireland. There are six regions recognized as Celtic nations, and they are Ireland, Brittany, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Scotland, and Wales.

Who Buys a Celtic Engagement Ring or Wedding Ring?

Many Irish Americans and those who connect with the heritage of the Celtic nations identify with Celtic wedding rings and Celtic engagement rings inspired by historical Irish traditions and heritage. Celtic rings are an appealing and distinctive take on the engagement ring and wedding band.

Two Popular Styles of Traditional Celtic Wedding Rings

Although there are many variations in design the two main styles of Celtic weddings and Celtic engagement ring are often the claddagh and Celtic Knot ring design. Claddagh Rings can be worn as promise ring, engagement ring or as a wedding band.

The Claddagh Ring

Claddagh rings are named for the ancient fishing village of Claddagh, near Galway, Ireland, dating back to the 17th century.  The Irish 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.

The Claddagh Ring is a type of fede ring. The name fede comes from the Italian phrase “mani fede” meaning hands joined in faith. It is also commonly referred to as the hands and heart ring. There is also a version known as the Fenian Claddagh or Dublin Claddagh. This version does not have a crown and was made in Dublin in the 1800’s.   In Irish tradition claddagh rings are passed down from mother to daughter. Joyce later begun the romantic tradition of giving a claddagh ring to a loved one as a promise of friendship, love, and loyalty.

The Celtic Knot Ring

There are many Celtic knot ring styles, but all Celtic Knot Rings are magnificent in their intricate design and cultural meaning.  The basic principle of a Celtic knot is that it is an endless knot. Throughout the centuries the Irish have carried on the traditional Celtic folklore of the Celtic knot and adapted many versions of the knot.  Endless Celtic knots make the perfect design inspiration for engagement rings and wedding bands. Celtic knot engagement rings speak volumes about Irish heritage and meaning. Any one can enjoy the beautiful design and symbolic meaning of these unique wedding rings.

Aran Claddagh Wedding Band

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This Aran Rope Claddagh Wedding Band is a finely crafted Irish masterpiece accented in all sterling silver. This designer claddagh wedding band is inspired by the warmth of the Irish wool fibers twisted into the beautiful and strong yarn that is knitted into traditional Aran sweaters. The Aran sweater is a symbol of Irish heritage and traditional Irish customs. The claddagh wedding ring is a symbol of friendship, love and loyalty and it makes the perfect Irish Claddagh wedding ring for any Celtic man.

Celtic Trinity Diamond Band

By The Irish Jewelry Company

This Celtic Trinity Knot Diamond Band is as sleek and stylish as it is captivating. Express your love and honor your heritage with this true Celtic band. Trinity knots are the Irish love knot. This Celtic trinity knot band will take your loves breathe away.

Diamond Celtic Eternity Wedding Band

By The Irish Jewelry Company

The Diamond Celtic Eternity Knot Band in sterling silver and yellow gold is magnificent. Celtic knots have no ending or beginning. This diamond Celtic eternity knot wedding band symbolizes the eternal bond between man and woman. This is truly a striking Celtic wedding ring.  

Celtic Weave Diamond Bridal Set

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This captivating Celtic Weave Diamond Bridal Set will honor your bride’s Celtic heritage. This clever woven Celtic knot engagement ring features a square diamond cluster setting flanked by trinity knots. Trinity knots are the Irish love knot. On your wedding day stack, it with the coordinating Celtic woven band that fits snugly next to it.   

Diamond Trinity Knot Engagement Ring Set

By The Irish Jewelry Company

This Diamond Trinity Knot Engagement Ring Set is as beautiful and captivating. Express your love and honor your heritage with this true Trinity Knot Engagement Ring set. The Celtic Trinity engagement ring has a round cluster setting that shimmers with diamonds and is accented with trinity knots on either side. The matching band has coordinating trinity knots and diamonds. Trinity knots are the Irish love knot. This Celtic Trinity Knot Engagement ring set edged in milgrain for an heirloom look will take your loves breathe away.

Diamond Claddagh Engagement Ring

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This Diamond Claddagh Engagement Ring radiates exquisite beauty. The Diamond Claddagh ring is one of Ireland’s best-known symbols of love. A Diamond Claddagh engagement ring has three symbolic parts. The 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”.

About us: The Irish Jewelry Company was founded by award-winning designer Jennifer Derrig.  The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh ring collection offers classic and contemporary Claddagh rings, all handcrafted.

Explore The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh ring collection today and start your own Irish tradition today.

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Flaunt your Irish Pride with Saint Patrick’s Day Jewelry

Saint Patrick’s Day is the time-honored Irish holiday always celebrated on March 17th.

The luck of the Irish is always celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day that has become a global celebration of Irish culture usually celebrated with parades and pub gatherings. On St. Patrick’s Day many people of Irish decent flaunt there best Irish jewelry proudly. Adding a beautiful piece of Irish jewelry, like a claddagh ring, emerald green shamrock earrings or Harp Brooch to your St. Patrick’s Day look adds the perfect festive finishing touch. Luckily, there’s still time to get your perfect Irish gift a piece of St. Patrick’s Day jewelry in time for March 17th. Your local St. Patrick’s Day parade might be canceled in 2021 but your Irish spirit has not been. So treat yourself to a special piece of Irish jewelry to lift your spirits or give an Irish gift of jewelry, a unique present for a special someone who can use a little Irish luck. 

The Claddagh Ring Means Friendship, Love and Loyalty

The Claddagh Ring, arguably the most versatile piece of Irish jewelry is world renowned, and are worn by both men and women, single or taken. Irish Claddagh rings are named for the ancient fishing village of Claddagh, near Galway, Ireland, dating back to the 17th century. The Claddagh ring in Irish is fáinne Chladaigh and is a traditional Irish ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. The Irish Claddagh ring, as currently known, was first produced in the 17th century.

The Shamrock, the symbol of Ireland.

The majestic shamrock was chosen as the national symbol of Ireland because Saint Patrick used the 3 leafed clover to teach the Holy Trinity to the pagan Celts. The Celts understood the significance of the shamrock forming a triad because they believed three was a mystical number. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. The word shamrock can be traced back to the Irish word seamróg or seamair óg, meaning “little clover”. The tradition of wearing a Shamrock on Saint Patrick’s Day can be traced back to the early 1700s. The Irish have long considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck. Shamrock jewelry has gained in popularity in recent times.  In Ireland shamrocks and shamrock jewelry are traditionally worn at weddings for good luck. Often tucked in a bouquet or used as filler with a boutonniere. Today lucky Irish shamrock jewelry is available in a wide select of shamrock earrings, shamrock brooch,  shamrock necklaces and shamrock rings.

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 talks much about the history of the Emerald Isle. Our elegant Irish Harp Brooch and Irish Harp Necklace accented by brilliant gold shamrocks is a noteworthy piece of Irish jewelry.

About us: The Irish Jewelry Company was founded by award-winning designer Jennifer Derrig.  The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh collection offers classic and contemporary Claddagh rings, all handcrafted.

Explore The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh ring collection today and start your own Irish tradition today.

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Shamrocks: A Symbol of Ireland

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE SHAMROCK?

The Meaning of the Irish Shamrock, the symbol of Ireland. The word shamrock comes from the Old Irish “seamróg”, which can be translated as “little clover”. The Irish word for clover is “seamair”, and óg means “young” or “little”.

What is the difference between a shamrock and a clover?

The shamrock and the clover plants are often confused. Shamrocks are in fact a species of the clover plant.The shamrock is most common 3-leaf clover native to the beautiful Emerald Isle. A clover must have three leaves to be considered a shamrock. If the clover has more or less, then it is not a shamrock.

Why is the shamrock a symbol of Ireland?

The majestic shamrock that adorn Irish jewelry today was chosen as the national symbol of Ireland because Saint Patrick used the 3 leafed clover to teach the Holy Trinity to the pagan Celts. The Celts understood the significance of the shamrock forming a triad because they believed three was a mystical number. The Trinity is the idea that God is really three-in-one: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. The word shamrock can be traced back to the Irish word seamróg or seamair óg, meaning “little clover”. The tradition of wearing a Shamrock on Saint Patrick’s Day can be traced back to the early 1700s. The Irish have long considered shamrocks as good-luck symbols and today people of many other nationalities also believe they bring good luck. Shamrock jewelry has gained in popularity in recent times.  In Ireland shamrocks and shamrock jewelry are traditionally worn at weddings for good luck. Often tucked in a bouquet or used as filler with a boutineer.

What is the meaning of a 4 Leaf Clover?

According to Irish lore, each leaf represents: Love, Respect, Wealth, and Health. To find a four-leaf clover is a rare thing making it very lucky  to find.

Shamrock Necklaces Popularized in Irish Jewelry

Erin Go Bragh Pendant and the Irish Hard Pendant by The Irish Jewelry Company

Shamrock necklaces, inspired by Ireland’s national symbol. Get the Luck of the Irish with a traditional shamrock pendant! The shamrock is believed to bring good luck and not just to the Irish. In Ireland shamrocks are traditionally worn at weddings for good luck. Brides sometimes pin a shamrock charm to their bouquet.

About us: The Irish Jewelry Company was founded by award-winning designer Jennifer Derrig.  The Irish Jewelry Company collection offers classic and contemporary Irish Jewelry including Claddagh rings, all handcrafted.

Explore The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh ring collection today and start your own Irish tradition today.

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Learn How to Pronounce the Word “Claddagh” Like a Real Irishman

Irish or not, if you want to give a token of your friendship, love and loyalty that has meaning, the Claddagh rings may be the choice for you. Claddagh rings, are often mistakenly spelt Clatter Ring or Clodagh Ring, like it sounds (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) is a traditional Irish ring. The Claddagh ring means eternal love, loyalty, and friendship. Claddagh rings consists 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.

How to Pronounce the word Claddagh …

So many people often mispronounce the word Claddagh. Learning how to pronounce claddagh correctly is important. The Gaelic spelling of the word tells us that ‘Cladach’ was originally pronounced [klad-ukh] and sounded out with a hard, guttural ending common to Irish words. The word Claddagh is pronounced more commonly now without the ‘gaelic touch’ as [klad-uh].

About us: The Irish Jewelry Company was founded by award-winning designer Jennifer Derrig.  The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh collection offers classic and contemporary Claddagh rings, all handcrafted.

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Single or Taken? What a Claddagh ring says about your relationship status

Imagine what it would be like to experience every stage of love, loyalty, and friendship. The claddagh story is an Irish folklore steeped in romantic tradition.

A Claddagh Ring is an Irish ring that symbolizes friendship, loyalty and love. Did you know a claddagh ring is like a beacon announcing to the world your relationship status? The claddagh ring is basically the original Tinder before the days of digital dating. Irish tradition literally tells the wearers relationship status according to the direction the heart on the ring is facing. There has been much debate as to whether you can buy yourself a claddagh ring or it has to bee given as a gift. But learning the claddagh ring traditions and the correct way how to wear a claddagh ring is must for the health of your love life single or not.       

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.
  • 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 are is claddagh tradition?

There is a claddagh tradition in Ireland. In Ireland it is traditional for mothers to hand down claddagh rings to their daughters. The Claddagh has been worn since Roman times! The beautiful meaning of the claddagh ring has made the claddagh ring a celebrated romantic gift for people of all nationalities. But none can argue that the claddagh ring holds a rather special meaning to those romantics of Irish heritage.

 Origin of the Claddagh Ring

It has been said that the traditional Irish Claddagh Ring dates back to the 17th century. As the Claddagh story goes it first came from the small fishing village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland. There are many folktales claiming the origin of the Irish Claddagh ring but the most popular story of the claddagh is about the Joyce family.

It is said the earliest known claddagh ring has the makers mark of a silversmith, what we now caller a jeweler by the name of Richard Joyce who worked during the 1700’s.  Irish legend says that Richard Joyce himself was the lad captured and enslaved by Algerians and sold to a Moorish goldsmith where he learned his craft of silversmiths.

How is the word Claddagh pronounce?

The Irish word Claddagh pronunciation is [klah-duh]. It is also called a fáinne Chladaigh in Irish 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 claddagh rings?

So what do claddagh rings mean? Irish or not, if you want to give a token of your friendship, love and loyalty that has meaning, the Claddagh rings may be the choice for you. Claddagh rings, are often mistakenly spelt Clatter Ring or Clodagh Ring, like it sounds (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) is a traditional Irish ring. The Claddagh ring means eternal love, loyalty, and friendship. Claddagh rings consists 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.

About us: The Irish Jewelry Company was founded by award-winning designer Jennifer Derrig.  The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh collection offers classic and contemporary Claddagh rings, all handcrafted.

Explore The Irish Jewelry Company Claddagh ring collection today and start your own Irish tradition today.

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6 Most Admired Irish Symbols in Jewelry

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Irish jewelry is steeped in Irish tradition and Celtic symbolism. It is full of mysticism and deep spiritual meaning, representing love, life cycles and faith.  Irish symbols in Irish jewelry can be traced back directly to folklore told through the centuries and ancient Celtic manuscript drawings. The popularity of Irish jewelry around the world has really taken off in recent years as many people taken an interest in the deeper meaning of talismans, objects of faith and symbols of life.  Irish jewelry is not just for the Irish anymore.

The Celtic Tree of Life

The Celtic Tree of Life meaning varies. The tree of life in its purist form represents rebirth. It is one of the most popular meanings for the Tree of Life.  The belief stems from theory that trees experiences renewal throughout the changing of the seasons. Its leaves fall in autumn and regrow in spring is symbolic of rebirth. Another meaning of the Celtic Tree of Life is that it is also a symbol of wisdom and strength. The most sacred of trees was the oak, called ‘daur’ in Celtic.  It is where the modern word ‘door’ is derived. So, the oak tree, literally would have been the door to the other world.

Celtic Cross

The Celtic cross is a cross with equal rays, enclosed in a circle. The rays can slightly protrude outside the circle. Although this form of the cross, the Celtic cross is inherent in many ancient peoples, including the Slavs, the cross in a circle is firmly established in the minds of people as Celtic.

The Christian interpretation of the cross is simple: the circle means eternity and union, and the cross itself means the love and sacrifice. It is difficult to say how the ancient Celts themselves interpreted this symbol: there is no information about this. But historians suggest that the cross as understood by the ancient Celts could symbolize fertility, abundance, and protection. It is also called the solar symbol because its facets suggest the unity of earth, air, sun and water.

Nowadays, the  Celtic cross is worn by both Christians and pagans: it is not tied to a particular religion, and different denominations perceive it as a symbol of their spiritual views.

Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh Ring is a legendary jewelry item that epitomizes timeless values. The legacy design cues hands on either side of a heart and a crown on top. The classic Claddagh ring shows the wearer’s family situation. Thus, a heart looking out the fingertips means you are single, whereas this element pointing towards the wrist means that the owner is taken. The Claddagh ring symbolizes friendship, love, and loyalty.

Today, this ring and claddaghs in general have a huge number of design variations, but the main three elements have remained intact. Claddagh jewelry items are usually presented to a loved one as a symbol of love, companionship or as a Claddagh engagement ring.

Trinity Knot also Known as the Irish Love Knot  

The Celtic love knot is a modern-day Irish tradition. Also known as the trinity knot, it is a religious symbol with both pagan and Christians heritage. In Celtic mythology, knots especially Celtic love knots symbolize the sacred geometry of the universe and being. It is customary to give a loved one a gift with the trinity knot, or Irish Love Knot,  like a necklace or ring, to embody feelings of love.

Celtic Sisters Knot

The Celtic Sisters Knot is a symbol of sisterhood and the strong, eternal bond we share with our sisters and friends. … The stylized triquetra or triple spiral, a sister symbol woven within the Celtic Sisters Knot heart symbolizes the three stages of woman.

Where are you and your sisters on the spiral of life? Celebrate the powerful, lifelong bond of friendship between women with a symbol for sisters. One day we will all be in some part of all 3 stages of life. First, the youth of our childhood. Second, the mothering spirit of our years. Third, our wisdom that we pass on to the new generation of women. We may not all be related, but we all share a bond of love, compassion, and perseverance. There are few symbols for sisters like the Celtic Sisters Knot that captive the soul and beauty of sisterhood.

The Celtic Mothers Knot also called a Motherhood Knot

The Celtic Mothers Knot or Motherhood Knot is an unassuming stylized holy trinity with a parent and child embrace is representative of the Madonna and child. Combined with a Celtic trinity knot it is a true testament to the enduring bond between a mother, her child, faith and their Celtic heritage. The Celtic Mothers Knot Necklace is brilliant gift for any mom or mother to be. “Grá Máthair” translated from Gaelic means “A mother’s love”.

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The Ultimate Guide to Irish Claddagh Jewelry

Claddagh Rings by The Irish Jewelry Company

The Irish Claddagh symbolizes unwavering love and faith. The Claddagh design first originated thousands of years ago. The Claddagh Ring is an old Irish ring with two hands holding a heart, surmounted by a crown. According to Irish heritage, the claddagh symbolizes love, loyalty and friendship. The hands represent ‘friendship’, the heart represents ‘love’, and the crown represents ‘loyalty’. Imagine Ireland in the days long ago when a young man named Richard Joyce was captured and sold into slavery from the fishing village of Claddagh off the coast of Ireland. Can you imagine how many years passed while Richard Joyce 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 holding heart 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 magical 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.

Irish or not, if you want to give a token of your friendship, love and loyalty that has meaning, claddagh jewelry may be the choice for you. Claddagh jewelry designs are one of the most distinguished and original styles of Irish jewelry with symbolic importance to Irish culture. Claddagh Rings are world renowned, and are worn by both men and women, single or taken. From Claddagh pendants, Claddagh earrings and even to Claddagh bracelets, today many Irish jewelers like The Irish Jewelry Company carry a wide variety of jewelry that adds a modern touch to a classic Irish tradition.

Five Popular Types of Claddagh Jewelry

  1. Claddagh rings, are often mistakenly spelt Clatter Ring or Clodagh Ring, like it sounds (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) is a traditional Irish ring. The Claddagh ring is one of Ireland’s best known symbols of love. There is an old Irish saying that goes,With These hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my love” .
  2. Birthstone Claddagh Jewelry, like Birthstone Claddagh Rings and Pendants marks a special occasion like a graduation or anniversary or to expresses your personal philosophy. Since ancient times, birthstones have been thought to possess a magical force that could shield the wearer of the stone. Combining the lucky of the Irish with the mysterious forces of the birthstone jewelry creates a powerful talisman that can truly be a personal statement for the wearer. Learn about the birthstone chart, birthstone meaning and birthstones by month.
  3. The mothers claddagh jewelry collection is an unassuming stylized mother and child embrace representative of the Madonna and child. The mothers claddagh combines a traditional Irish claddagh it is a testament to the enduring bond between a mother, her child, faith and their Irish heritage. A mother’s love is immeasurable. She has great dreams for her children and she patiently stands by as she watches them chase them. She is there to see them soar and she catches them when they fall. She might not always be perfect but in the end she will always be there. She is a devoted mother and a mothers claddagh pendant represents that.
  4. The Diamond Claddagh Infinity Necklace brilliantly captures the essence of the infinity sign and Irish Claddagh. A symbol of eternal friendship, love and loyalty. An infinity jewelry symbol represents all that is eternal and timeless.  When you give a Diamond Claddagh Infinity Necklace you pledge your infinite love and loyalty.
  5. The Celtic Couples Claddagh Pendant pledges your eternal love. The Claddagh is a traditional Irish symbol representing loyalty, friendship, and love. The Celtic Couples Claddagh Pendant is the perfect gift for that special someone in your life.

Claddagh jewelry and Claddagh rings are now available in a birthstone jewelry series making the perfect gift for mothers or daughters. Gorgeous and intricate Claddagh earrings every woman will love and appreciate plus much more. The Irish Jewelry Company has exclusive Claddagh Jewelry designs inspired by the Irish tradition of the Claddagh started in Ireland long ago. Beautiful luxurious designs crafted with precision that’s impossible to surpass at an affordable price.

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Started by an Irish American husband-and-wife team in 2006, with a combined 50 years of experience in the jewelry industry. They are a family owned and operated business. The Irish Jewelry Company is an award-winning business and their Irish jewelry is sold worldwide online.

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From modest beginnings starting in the basement of their family home this dynamic husband and wide duo has continued to grow their brand The Irish Jewelry Company designing beautiful exclusive Irish jewelry.  With awards for jewelry design and in business they have successfully combine their love of Ireland, their passion for jewelry and knowledge of manufacturing to create their unique and high-quality Irish jewelry in a brilliant working relationship that ships order for their jewelry daily to delighted customers around the world.

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Jennifer, Owner and Jewelry designer said “We created this company, fulfilling a lifelong dream of honoring our families’ Irish heritage through our combined talents and experience in the jewelry industry. My husband, Andrew Derrig provides the expertise in manufacturing, research & development sourcing, and licensing that is the key to our company’s continued success. Although we are based in the United States, we frequently visit our family and our family home in County Mayo, Ireland and travel to Europe with our kids discovering new product and spotting new trends.”  

Each piece of jewelry from The Irish Jewelry Company is meticulously designed by Jennifer who was classically trained as a jewelry designer at the prestigious school for art and design, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

The Irish Jewelry Company has had enormous success in their notable collection of exclusive designs such as the Celtic Mothers Knot, their Mothers Claddagh, the Sisters Knot, and their beautiful selection of traditional and unique Claddagh Ring designs all available online just to name a few.  

The Claddagh Ring is an old Irish ring with two hands holding a heart, surmounted by a crown. According to Irish heritage, the claddagh symbolizes love, loyalty and friendship. The hands represent ‘friendship’, the heart represents ‘love’, and the crown represents ‘loyalty’.

Claddagh Rings are so popular they have been worn by famous royal wearers such as Princess Grace of Monaco and Queen Victoria. Claddagh Rings have even been presented to two US presidents as gifts when they visited Ireland. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie received theirs in 1963. The rings were to honor his Irish roots. Ronald Reagan received his ring in 1984 from the people of Galway.

The Irish Jewelry Company is busy year-round shipping Irish gifts to customers around the world. Irish gift giving holidays like Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas are especially busy order times.    

You can find out more about The Irish Jewelry Company at www.TheIrishJewelryCompany.com , on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.