What is the most famous piece of Irish Jewelry? Many would argue it would have to be the stunning Claddagh ring.
The Claddagh Ring is the most famous of Irish Rings, symbolizing love, loyalty and friendship. The symbolism and meaning of Claddagh Jewelry is best represented by how the ring is worn.
When the Claddagh ring is placed on the right hand with the heart nearest the fingertip, it indicates that the wearer is single and available. When worn similarly on the left hand, it means that the wearer is single, but has an occupied heart. When the Claddagh ring is worn on the left hand with the crown nearest the fingertip and the heart pointing towards the heart, it means that the wearer is married.