Irish Engagement Rings – Steep In History And Romanticism
Irish engagement rings are also suitable for those people who are not Irish. Many non-Irish couples wear Celtic, Claddagh, or Emerald rings due to their unique beauty and rich symbolism.
Celtic engagement rings are often consist of designs such as interwined ribbons or lines that are representative of the eternity of interconnected lives and the unending nature of a love that binds a couple together in marriage to begin a new life together.
Claddagh engagement rings were manufactured more than 300 years ago in a small village in Ireland. There was a fisherman named Claddagh living in the village. One day, his boat was taken by pirates and he was held captive and then sold as a slave to a wealthy goldsmith. Longing for coming back to Claddagh, he worked for the goldsmith. And he learnt the trade, making a beautiful ring for his beloved. After several years he was released from slavery. Later he returned to his villiage and gifted the ring to his beloved. Soon they were married and lived happily ever after.
The Claddagh ring is available in different design variations of two hands holding a crowned heart. The hands represent friendship, the crown represents loyalty and fidelity, and the heart symbolizes love: All of the qualities necessary for a successful marriage.
Emerald engagement rings have a strong bond with Ireland for their brilliant green color. Compared with Claddagh and Celtic rings, emeralds have less obvious symbolism yet are a vital way to maintain a link to Irish culture. Some couples prefer to combine emerald stones with a Claddagh or Celtic design.