Story of The Claddagh Ring
Claddagh rings are frequently used as friendship rings, promise rings, engagement rings or wedding rings and are a unique Irish symbol of love, loyalty and friendship.
The ring is distinguished by two hands which represent friendship, clutching a heart, which represents love. The heart is then topped with a crown, an old symbol of loyalty.
While traditionally made of unadorned silver or gold, in more recent times there has been a growing increase in Diamond Claddagh rings being made as engagement rings.
As a Master Jeweler Brian de Staic makes some of the highest quality pieces of Claddagh Jewelry from Ireland. He has also created a number of unique pieces of Claddagh inspired Jewelry, such as a Claddagh pendant and Claddagh earnings.
Your distinctive piece of Irish jewelry will be crafted in Brian's Irish workshop. The workshop is located on Ireland's most Westerly point, the Dingle peninsula. It is an area steeped in culture and history, from which Brian draws his inspiration for his wide range of distinctive Irish jewelry, such as his Ogham jewelry collection or inspiring Celtic jewelry.
Wearing Claddagh Ring
The manner in which the ring is worn conveys the wearers intention. The wearer is indicating that he or she is single and searching for love by wearing the Claddagh ring on the right hand, and heart towards the fingertips.
A person in a relationship, but not yet engaged, would wear their Claddagh ring on the right hand, with the heart pointed to their wrist.
A person who is engaged wears their Claddagh ring on their left hand, with the heart towards their finger tip.
For the wearer who is married, the Claddagh ring is worn on the left hand, with the Heart pointed towards their wrist.
Claddagh Ring - Irish Promise RIng
Traditional Gold Claddagh Ring
Brian de Staic has over 150,000 satisfied customers
and here’s what a few had to say:
We visited Brian de Staic's fabulous store in the lovely sea side village of Dingle last year. We fell in love with the place immediately, helped in no small part by the excellent staff at Brian de Staic's Jewelers. We purchased two beautiful rings to commemorate the most memorable holiday of our life, a men's Claddagh ring for myself and a Claddagh ring with a Connemara marble heart for my partner. The care, service and friendliness of the staff and town as a whole went beyond what we could have ever imagined.
–Brian and Stacey, Texas
I have been coming to Brian de Staic's Jewelers for over 10 years, the quality of the work is unrivaled and their friendliness , knowledge and creativity has brought me back time and again. I have never come across another jewelers who have listened so attentively to my needs and continuously strive to create an amazing experience for their customers.
I bought my wife's Claddagh engagement ring with Brian de Staic's Jewelers and was so impressed with the service and quality that I came back again with my wife to buy our matching Claddagh wedding bands. We found the friendliness and knowledge shown by the staff really stood out and seeing the workshop where all the jewelry is made was very exciting. We will certainly be calling again on our regular visits to Ireland.
–David and Dee.
Claddagh meaning and pronunciation
You will find a huge range of Claddagh miss spellings on the internet. The main reason for this is the name originates from the Irish Gaelic Language, which includes sounds and spellings which would be very unfamiliar to most English speakers. The spellings range from attempts to recreate the phonetic sound, with English spelling such as “Claddah ring “Claddah ring” to impressively close guesses on how to spell in a different language “Claddaugh Ring“. Others such as “Clatter Ring” reflect the growing popularity among people with little first hand knowledge of Ireland, who none the less recognize it as a unique symbol of love and friendship.
The pronunciation really isn’t too hard once explained, the first half of Claddagh (Cladd-) reads just as it would in English, the second part (-agh) makes as “ahh” sound, to form “Cladd-ahh”. But if you wanted to be entirely certain how to pronounce it just have a listen here - link to Frovo -
Symbolizing your Loyalty and Love
With over 40 years personal experience, Brian de Staic offers unrivaled quality
Claddagh Irish Jewelry
An Irish symbol of Love and Loyalty or A unique Irish symbol of Love and Loyalty
Hand crafted in Ireland
Your Jewelry will be made by our highly skilled craftsmen in our Dingle workshop.
Men's Claddagh Ring
Claddagh Ring Gent's Heavy
Gold Claddagh Necklace