rclad0069_1The Claddagh ring, full of tradition and symbolism. It is a piece of jewelry that has been worn for generations and is still as popular today as it was the first year it was created. The detailed design features two hands clasping a heart, topped with a crown and is said to symbolize love, friendship, and loyalty.

Claddagh rings have been worn as friendship rings, promise rings and even worn as an engagement ring or wedding band. What's most interesting is the way it's worn. Depending on the hand and the direction of the heart, the Claddagh Ring often conveys the status of one's relationship.Claddaugh rings can be worn by a man or a woman.

It was my daughters first promise ring. She proudly displayed her ring for all to see on her right hand with the point of the heart toward her heart.

How to Wear Your Claddagh Ring

  1. On the left hand with the point of the heart toward you're heart means you are married.
  2. On the left hand with the point out away from the heart it means you are engaged.
  3. On the right hand the heart point pointed toward your heart means you are in a relationship.
  4. On the right hand the heart point pointed out means you're single.



So what way would you wear your Claddagh ring? Now when you see someone wearing one of these rings, you can start a conversation by asking - when they are getting married or when they got married. Or, maybe you can ask them on a date if they are single!

About the Blogger:

dave-webDavid, Store Manager, Waterville Day's Jewelers

Dave started working for Day's Jewelers in December of 2010. Before his employment here, he worked at A.C. Moore but desired the opportunity to work with people in a positive, rewarding atmosphere. Day's caught his attention because we are family owned and operated.

Dave's favorite jewelry offered at Day's come from theEstatecollection. "I cannot pick out one piece as my favorite. I like them all," says Dave. He also enjoys the design and creation process of custom pieces. Diamonds are interesting to him because of the differences in each stone.