Find out more about the 3 most popular Irish engagement ring styles
Which Irish diamond ring style fits you the best?
Are you looking for an engagement ring with another kind of style? Maybe you'd like a bit of an Irish twist to your future engagement ring. The Irish engagement rings have a story behind every diamond ring and the look is very different. To see if maybe an Irish diamond ring style will inspire you, we present the 3 most popular Irish engagement ring styles.
The number one Irish engagement ring style is the Claddagh Ring
This engagement ring style belongs to one of Ireland’s greatest traditions and was first produced in a small fishing town of Claddagh in the 17th century. This Claddagh engagement ring style symbolizes love, loyalty and friendship which the wearer values in their lives. How the ring expresses these symbols is easy to see. The ring has a heart in the center of the ring (sometimes a heart-shaped diamond) which represents the love. On top of the heart there is a crown which represents the loyalty in the Claddagh engagement ring and lastly the ring band connects with each other by the pair of hands that are holding up the heart with the crown, which symbolizes the friendship that is valued in their lives.
The Claddagh ring does not have to be worn as an engagement ring. It can be worn by anyone that wants to share this message. Because it can be worn by anyone there are four ways to wear the ring which have different meanings.
|Way to wear Claddagh Ring||Meaning|
|Wearing the ring on the right hand with the point of the heart towards the fingertips||The wearer of this ring is single and may be looking around for a person to love|
|Wearing the ring with the point of the heart towards your wrist and the crown towards your fingertips||The wearer of this ring is in a relationship|
|Wearing the ring on the left hand with the point towards the fingertips||The wearer of this ring is engaged|
|Wearing the ring on the left hand with the point of the heart towards the wrist||The wearer of this ring is married|
The number two diamond engagement ring style of the Irish is a Celtic Knot ring
This elegant diamond engagement ring style has been used for centuries. The Celtic engagement ring can be used with all kind of diamond shapes such as round, princess, cushion, marquise or oval. Because the Celtic Knot ring is not about the diamond that can be mounted into the ring but it is special due to the decorations around the center diamond. There is not a standard Celtic Knot, it is an interlaced pattern that can come in many varieties and forms.
Number 3 most popular Irish diamond ring style is with a green touch
This popular ring can be in all kind of ring settings but is tweaked to the Irish style due to the green touch of green diamonds, green sapphires, green emeralds or other green gemstones. Since the Claddagh rings are most popular in Ireland you will see that the heart shaped gemstone in the center is often green.
Interesting to see is that next to these very popular Irish engagement ring styles another trend is popping up around these rings. Not that other engagement rings are not adopting this trend but the Irish engagement ring styles are more often mixed with an elaborated ring. Which means that for example, the wedding band will be a band that fits the engagement ring perfectly.
Which Irish engagement ring style do you prefer the most?
Published on June 09, 2015 by Diamond Registry
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