The traditional Irish ring is called a Claddagh ring (and can be used as an engagement or commitment ring). It features two hands, a heart and a crown. The design is named for the fishing village where Richard Joyce — the craftsman who created the design — originated. The ring could be worn on the traditional left hand ring finger, facing outward when worn as an engagement ring and inward after the ceremony. When used as a commitment ring, the woman could wear the Claddagh as a right hand ring, then move it to her left hand when wed. Today, Claddagh engagement rings are often worn as a symbol of the bride’s heritage. Other Irish engagement and wedding ring designs include Trinity or other Celtic knots. Shop the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com Irish rings, Celtic rings, and Mens Celtic Wedding Rings pages for designs available for online purchase.
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