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Claddagh Rings

Claddagh Rings

Claddagh rings are the Irish expression of friendship, loyalty and love and we presents several collections that are crafted in silver or in gold.

The Irish Gift House features Claddagh ring selections that are worn by men, women, and smaller versions that are suitable for children. Traditionally Claddagh rings are universally shared between friends, family and those who are dear to your heart.

A Claddagh ring may also be used as a promise or as an engagement ring, and it is commonly called the Irish wedding ring.

All our Claddagh rings and Claddagh wedding rings are gift boxed with the Claddagh legend and the Galway folklore that explains the proper way to wear your ring. Select from over 200 Claddagh rings and bands that are crafted from sterling silver or gold and either with or without diamonds or various stones, but know that each one is made in Ireland and is hall marked by the Irish Assay Office at Dublin Castle.

There are many different versions of the Claddagh legend; so who is to know which version is correct? The Claddagh legend that we use at The Irish Gift House is the same version that was supplied to us by O'Connor Jewelry. O'Connor Jewelry was the Irish jeweler that in the late 1940's opened the Claddagh ring market in the United States, so we figure they knew what they were talking about. We would ask our original Irish jeweler how they came to use their particular version of the Claddagh legend, but sadly both Thomas O'Connor and his son James have both passed on and the company has been defunct for many years.

As long as your version of the Claddagh ring legend references the Galway fishing village of Claddagh and the three elements of the Claddagh ring, heart, crown and hands which symbolize love, loyalty and friendship, you are on the right track.[1]
Below is our version of the enchanted Irish legend.
[1] Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claddagh.

The Claddagh Legend - Early 16th century legend tells that a fishing boat, from the village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland, was captured by pirates and the crew taken as slaves. One of the crew-members, Richard Joyce, was to have been married the same week he was captured. His bride-to-be was inconsolable.

Years went by and Richard became a master of his trade as a gold-smith. His skillful hands shaped a unique ring for the girl he could never forget. The design of the Claddagh ring was born of their love. At the center a heart, symbolizing their love, on top a crown, symbolizing their loyalty, and two hands holding the heart, symbolizing the caring friendship they shared.

After eight years, Richard escaped and returned to his native village of Claddagh. He found, to his great joy, that the girl he could not forget had not forgotten him and she had never married. He gave to her the special ring he had crafted. They married soon afterwards, never to be separated again.

Claddagh rings are grouped by specific categories above or you may scroll down to see all our selections in one place.

14K - .50ct.

Claddagh Ring - White Gold - Diamonds

Diamond Claddagh engagement ring features white gold construction along with a half carat diamond heart.
14K - .50ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - Gold - 2714

Gold Claddagh ring features a diamond heart; it would be ideal as an engagement ring.
18K - .28ct.

Diamond Claddagh Engagement Ring - White Gold - 2503

Claddagh ring is cast in 18K white gold and it features a heart shape diamond; it would be ideal as an engagement ring.
18K - .33ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - 2355

Claddagh ring features a diamond cluster heart and is cast in 18K gold.
18K - .28ct.

Diamond Claddagh Engagement Ring - Gold - 2502

Claddagh engagement ring features 18K gold construction along with a heart shaped diamond.
14K - .25ct.

Claddagh Ring - Diamond

Claddagh ring features a bezel set heart shaped diamond along with 14K gold construction.
14K - .25ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - White Gold - 2704

Claddagh ring features princess cut diamonds as the heart along with 14K white gold construction.
14K - .25ct.

Gold Claddagh Ring - Diamond - 2768

Diamond Claddagh ring features 14K gold construction with diamonds in the heart along with the crown and cuffs.
14K - .25ct.

White Gold Claddagh Ring - Diamond - 2769

Diamond Claddagh ring features white gold construction along with diamonds in the heart along with the crown and the cuffs.
14K - .30ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - Gold - 21018

Gold Claddagh ring features a diamond studded heart.
14K - .10ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - Gold - 4062d

Claddagh ring is cast in 14K gold and features a total of 10 diamonds that are set in the heart along with the cuffs.
14K - .20ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - Gold - 2943

Claddagh ring features a diamond heart along with 14K gold construction.
14K - .20ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - White Gold - 2944

Claddagh ring features a diamond heart along with 14K white gold construction.
14K - .18ct.

Claddagh Diamond Ring - White Gold - 2622

Claddagh ring is cast in 14K white gold that features a 3 stone diamond heart.
18K - .02ct.

Claddagh Shadow Band - Diamond - Ring - Gold

Claddagh shadow band mates with a gold diamond Claddagh ring.
18K - .02ct.

Claddagh Shadow Band - Diamond - Ring - White Gold

Claddagh shadow band mates with a white gold diamond Claddagh ring.
14K - .06ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - 21021

Gold Claddagh ring features diamonds set in its 14K heart.
14K - .06ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - 21022

Claddagh ring features diamonds in its 14K white gold heart.
14K - .75ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - Gold - 2763

Diamond Claddagh ring is cast in 14K gold and features 3/4 carat total diamond weight.
14K - .75ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - White Gold

Diamond Claddagh ring is cast in white gold and features princess cut diamonds in the heart along with additional rows of accent stones.
14K - .75ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - White Gold - 2744

White gold Claddagh ring features 3 rows of diamonds.
14K - .50ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - Eternity - Gold

Diamond Claddagh ring is cast in 14K gold with an eternity design that is accented with Trinity knots.
14K - .40ct.

Claddagh Ring - Diamond - White Gold - 2907

Claddagh ring features a diamond heart along with 14K white gold construction.
14K - .34ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - Gold - 21096

Diamond Claddagh ring features a 14K gold design with over 1/3 carat diamonds set in its large face.
14K - .34ct.

Diamond Claddagh Ring - White Gold - 21097

Diamond Claddagh ring features a large 14K white gold design with over 1/3 carat diamonds.

It has taken years to add so many pieces of Irish jewelry to our site and because we have so many choices we found it necessary to create separate sections for our major categories; that is why this section is limited to only Claddagh rings. You may marvel at the assortments and we hope that you like what you see.  Our collection of gold Claddagh rings is alone larger than the entire collections on many other sites and by the time you view the men's Claddagh rings and the Claddagh wedding rings you will really see the true depth of our selections.

Naturally we also have white gold Claddagh rings and silver Claddagh rings for women; the sizes of several of these rings start at size 3 so many of them are suitable to children and even babies.  We are proud you say that every single piece of our Irish jewelry is made in Ireland and all the precious metal is hall marked by the Irish Assay Office at Dublin Castle; we think that for these reasons you will be extra proud to show your commitment to love, loyalty and friendship, and also toward your Irish heritage.

We believe that the most outstanding pieces in this collection are those with stones and with that in mind we offer to you the diamond Claddagh rings.  These assortments feature diamonds as accents or as the heart, but if green is your color of choice we would be remiss if we didn't direct you toward our emerald Claddagh rings.

We imagine that eventually you will want a complete collection of related Irish jewelry, so with that in mind we want to make sure that you know that we can also assist with a matching gold Claddagh necklace or perhaps a pair of silver Claddagh earrings.  Unsurprisingly The Irish Gift House also features Claddagh bracelets that we offer in both link and charm styles; also for your wrist are the hinged or cuff Claddagh bangles.  These finishing touches should round off your complete ensemble of Claddagh jewelry.