The hands holding a heart ring design has been a gesture of love and friendship for thousands of years. The unique image of the clasped hands was originally used to represent loyalty and faith in medieval times, when these rings were simple referred to as
fede from the Italian mani in fede meaning clasped in faith.
Irish Claddagh rings are surrounded by many legends of origin that spread throughout the British Isles during the Victorian period and throughout Europe in the 1800's. Today, the Irish friendship ring is most often worn as a promise, engagement or wedding ring, but because it symbolizes a true love bond, it can be given to friends and family members as well. We carry many modern and traditional ring designs in order to help you find the perfect ring for your needs.