Celtic wedding rings are also referred to as a Claddagh ring was crafted over three hundred years ago in a fishing village called Claddagh.
A young man was kidnapped by pirates while on his way to the West Indies where he was going to work in order to earn enough money to come back and marry his true love. The king eventually negotiated his return after he learned the craft of the goldsmith. His captors begged him to stay they had grown so fond of his work over the six years that he was held captive.
They treated him well and offered him many riches to stay behind, but his mind was made up to return to his true love. Legend has it that when he returned the king offered his daughters hand as well because of his exquisite abilities, but the young many refused wanting desperately to return to his one true love. Upon his return he found his one true love had waited all the years that he was gone for his return and they married, the young man presented her with a Claddagh ring that it took him five years to perfect, and so the history goes.
When the Celtic rings are worn on the left hand with the heart and crown pointing toward the body it is symbolic of the heart being won and that the person is taken and when the ring is worn on the right hand facing with the crown pointing out it is symbolic that the heart has not been won yet.
Although the materials that are used to fashion these beautiful rings vary quite a bit, all of these Celtic wedding rings have a similar style so that it is quite easy to identify them as Claddagh rings.
It is their symbolic nature and beautiful look that makes them popular all over the world.
Want to show your family’s heritage or your unique tastes in the wedding ring you present your bride to be? Celtic wedding bands are just that, and they are a unique style that will last forever.
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