Claddagh Ring, Silver

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Claddagh Ring - The Origin

Rings with the depiction of clasped hands are known since the antiquity. In ancient Rome the united right hands ("dextrarum iunctio") were a symbol for the marriage ceremony. At some antique late roman sarcophagi this formal act is displayed. Hence, it is to be supposed that Roman rings with the representation of the clasped hands were worn in the same way like our modern wedding rings.

The term fede ring for this kind of rings refers to the italian„mani in fede“ what can be translated with „hands in faith". In the Middle Ages the "Handtruwe" appears, an object that symbolises the love and unity of two people e. g. a ring or a brooch.
The Handtruwe can stand for a relation between fiancées, for married couples, but also for the respect between parents and children. In the Middle Ages and particularly since the Renaissance these Fede rings were used as an engagement ring, their popularity ends in the late 19th century. The  so-called Claddagh ring is the traditional Irish version of the ‘fede ring’, which was created probably in the 16th century.

"The Claddagh ring (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) is a traditional Irish ring given which represents love, loyalty, and friendship (the hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty). The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the old city walls of Galway, now part of Galway City." (Source Wikipedia)

Hand made from solid 925 streling silver. Will be delivered in a gift box.

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