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Irish Rings for Men

The famous Irish ring is known to be worn by many women around the world, but the question is frequently asked. Do men wear Irish rings? A goldsmith by the name of Eileen Moylan has been designing and crafting traditional and contemporary Irish rings for almost 20 years now. Moylan believes that men can and should wear Irish rings without hesitation. Men are wearing Irish rings in large numbers these days.

As she continues on to say, "Irish rings for men have been worn for centuries.". One of the oldest Irish rings to be preserved was originally a man's ring - at least that is what we believe. It is believed that this 300-year-old design was made by Galway goldsmith Richard Joyce and that it was inspired by the ancient fede ring.

There is no doubt that it may come as a surprise to learn that many famous Irish figures are known to wear this unique Irish symbol. Some of the top artists named on this list include J.F Kennedy, Walt Disney, Bono, Colin Farrell, Dermot O'Leary, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Morrison, and Liam Gallagher, to name but a few.

History Of irish Rings

A small fishing village located just outside the old city walls of Galway, now part of Galway City, is called Claddagh in Irish. The Irish Claddagh ring is an Irish traditional ring given as a mark of love, loyalty, and friendship. The design of the ring and the customs associated with it goes back to the 17th century in Claddagh.

The ring belonged to a group of European finger rings known as "fede rings". In Italian, the name "fede" refers to the phrase "hands joined in faith" or "hands joined in loyalty". Fede rings are hollow and molded into the shape of clasped hands, while Irish rings are cut in the form of two clasped hands surrounding a heart, topped by a crown. The heart symbolizes love, the hands represent friendship, and, the crown represents loyalty.

There is a misconception that there is a definition for the word 'Claddagh', but there isn't one, it is simply a city in Ireland. The Irish ring is one of the most famous rings in the world because of its unique design, Irish rings for men are available in many designs. However, there is also a great deal of meaning and symbolism behind the Irish ring. Continue reading to find out more!

Irish Ring Story-Folklore & Myth or Reality?

There is so much folklore and myth attached to the Irish ring that it is often difficult to know where legend ends and the truth begins. One of the most widely held beliefs, and perhaps the most credulous, is that the design arose from a goldsmith from Galway in the early eighteenth century by the name of Richard Joyce, who is said to have invented the Irish Claddagh design as we know it today.

The legend has it that Joyce was captured and enslaved by Algerian Corsairs in 1675, when he was on a voyage to the West Indies. He was subsequently sold into slavery and taught the art of goldsmithing by a Moorish goldsmith. A British ambassador was sent to Algeria by King William III in order to demand the release of all British subjects who were enslaved there, including Richard Joyce. When Joyce was released from captivity, he returned to Galway and along with him brought along the ring he had fashioned while in captivity, the ring that would later become known as the Claddagh Ring. He gave the ring to his sweetheart, married her, and went on to become a goldsmith. His initials can be found on one of the earliest surviving Claddagh rings.

Irish Meaning – Love, Friendship, and Loyalty

The Irish Claddagh has a very precise meaning: the heart represents love, the hands are a symbol of friendship, and, the crown represents loyalty. It is believed that Irish rings can be worn as friendship rings, but they can also be worn as engagement and wedding rings. Sometimes, mothers will give these rings to their daughters when they have reached the age of majority. It is common for the Irish to be passed down from mother to eldest daughter or from grandmother to granddaughter in many countries, including the United States, Canada, and, of course, Ireland. 

Claddagh rings are traditionally passed down through generations as wedding rings and heirlooms. But nowadays, men also prefer an Irish ring on their big day. This ring is very popular among men also. Irish rings for men are available in many designs, which you can also purchase online at Goldia.com. It is considered bad luck to purchase one for yourself. It must be given as a gift to someone special. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that men's Irish rings are nearly as popular as ladies' Irish rings.

The Irish Claddagh Ring and its symbolism

 I find the Irish rings for men to be beautiful beyond words. It has symbolic meaning beyond words. An extraordinary human story is told through the wearing of the Irish ring tradition. These rings are adorned with three sentiments that embody the Irish spirit. Its significance, however, is also resonating with a wider international community as well.

* Love is symbolized by the heart.

* Hands symbolize friendship and unity.

* Crowns represent loyalty.

 The necklaces are worn both by men and women as symbols of tradition, given as tokens of love, or as family heirlooms.

Who Wears Irish Rings?

Today, Irish rings are worn by both men and women alike. It could be for romantic reasons, or it could be for familial reasons, a Claddagh Ring symbolizes for many an appreciation of Irish heritage. The Irish community has a strong presence in Hollywood, and several leading Irish actors wear Claddagh rings. Several screen legends who have been pictured wearing the iconic symbol of their homeland have been included, including Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Colin Farrell.

Even though Daniel, Gay, and Colin seem to all prefer the “classic” style of the Claddagh Ring, there are a variety of interpretations of the design available for the modern man to choose from. The Claddagh Ring is a popular choice for men's wedding rings, but it can also represent a promise ring or an engagement ring. Men's Claddagh Rings have a sentiment behind them that makes each one unique to itself.

What Should I Consider When Choosing an Irish Ring for Men?

When choosing Irish rings for men, I believe that style and fit are two of the most important factors to consider. We offer a free ring sizer that will allow you to ensure that your ring has the best fit possible before you commit to any decisions. Several factors can contribute to your ring size fluctuating (diet, temperature, time of day, etc.), so making sure that your handmade Irish ring fits snugly and securely should be your number one priority.

The fun begins once you are sure that the fit is right. Men's Irish rings are available in various styles that are attractive and are available in a variety of colors. Men's Irish rings might look more "modern" if they are decorated with iconic hands, hearts, and crowns. By darkening, or oxidizing, a ring, you add a touch of masculinity to an Irish ring, which is what a lot of men prefer.

What are the best Irish rings for men?

There is no doubt that the Irish Claddagh Ring represents the ultimate universal symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship. It is important to choose the right Irish ring for men from the many different styles available on the market, as there are an endless variety of different styles to choose from. 

There are several factors that contribute to the final design of a ring, including the precious metals that are used, whether a diamond or gemstone is added, and the level of craftsmanship involved in making the ring. An Irish Claddagh Ring can be extremely versatile depending on the type of material and the type of heart-shaped gemstone used in its creation. 

Here are a few important factors to consider when choosing your Irish ring design.

For whom is the Irish Ring?

No matter what kind of Irish ring you are looking for, whether it is to be gifted to a friend or family member, as a gift to yourself, as a fashion statement, as an engagement or wedding ring, or for your own enjoyment, there is a ring with the perfect style for any occasion. 

If you are giving an Irish ring as a token of your friendship to a friend, you are likely to choose a different style of Irish ring than someone who is considering purchasing an engagement ring. 

If you are looking for a beautiful and meaningful friendship ring, an unadorned gold or sterling silver Claddagh Irish without a gemstone can be a perfect choice. An Irish ring that is intended for an engagement will, on the other hand, be more of a statement piece. An Irish diamond or emerald set in a Claddagh ring made of white gold or yellow gold is a stunning engagement ring or wedding ring when accompanied by white gold or yellow gold Claddagh.

Type of Materials used

Among the most popular metals used in Irish rings for men are white gold, yellow gold, and sterling silver. irish rings traditionally have a gold or silver band with the iconic Claddagh design, but without a gemstone as part of the design. The central heart of an Irish ring, however, could be ornamented with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, or rubies, which all make beautiful adornments. It is a common and beautiful choice to include a birthstone within the heart of a Claddagh ring.

Consider your budget.

Choosing the right Irish ring for you is not all about money, but it does play a meaningful and important role in the process. In addition to the metal used, the addition of gemstones will all have an impact on the price of the ring. Because of the different metals used in a white gold Irish ring, the price of a white gold Claddagh ring is typically higher than the price of a sterling silver Irish ring.

Gold rings differ in price according to the karat of the gold that they are made of. When choosing gold rings, this is how a real difference is determined. The quality of gold is measured by the karat, which is a measurement of purity. Inevitably, a gold ring of 24 Karat is going to cost more than a gold ring of 9 Karat. Additionally, the purity and clarity of any stones, such as a diamond or sapphire, that are used in a Claddagh ring will have a significant impact on the price of the ring.

What is the best Irish engagement ring for men?

Is yellow gold, white gold, or sterling silver the best choice for men? Does she have a preference for an emerald, sapphire, or a diamond as the central stone? Could you include her birthstone in the design? If you are looking for the right Irish engagement ring for your partner it can be a daunting task, but over the years we have learned a thing or two about getting it right.

* Have a budget? By deciding on your budget, you will narrow down the range of rings you can choose from. Irish engagement rings come in many different materials and with a variety of gemstones and carats. Despite the fact that you may not be able to afford the largest carat diamond ring, there are many other Irish ring options available with smaller carat gemstones as well. Despite the fact that you may not be able to afford the largest carat diamond ring, there are many other Irish ring options available with smaller carat gemstones as well.

* Select metal What is the best metal for Irish rings for men? Are white gold, platinum, or silver the best choices? Do you know the kind of jewelry that your partner prefers? When it comes to picking the metal, it is generally a good idea to choose the metal for your engagement ring based on the color your partner wears most often. Yellow gold is one of the most popular metals to choose from. Those who wear a lot of silver jewelry may want to consider white gold, platinum, or sterling silver as alternatives.

* Choose a gemstone In the past, diamonds have always been considered the best gem to propose with. However, diamonds are not the only option that can be considered. A brilliant red ruby, a brilliant blue sapphire, or a glittering green emerald can all be added to the design of the Irish rings for men to make it even more stunning. It is possible to have a few diamonds present on the top, in the crown, or along the arms and hands of a ring band if you still want a few diamonds to be present.

* Last but not least, don't forget to take your wedding bands into consideration. At Irish Jewelry Craft, we have a wide variety of luxurious Claddagh ring sets, which include both the engagement and wedding band, in addition to the very popular Irish rings.

As well as our Irish engagement rings and wedding bands, we also stock them separately. Also, we offer free engraving, so that you can make your ring even more personal. When you make your decision, you should keep in mind the design of the wedding ring and how it will look with your engagement ring when the two are worn together.

Whether you are planning an engagement or wedding, Irish engagement rings are a perfect choice for you - especially if you and your partner both love Ireland and Irish culture. The only option if you plan on proposing to your partner a real handcrafted diamond Irish engagement ring from Irish Jewelry Craft is to pick one of their authentic handcrafted rings. You can never go wrong with a solitaire diamond gemstone. 

It is the ultimate symbol of your love. When it comes to metals, 14 karat yellow or white gold tends to be the best accompaniment for a diamond of high quality. No matter what style of men's gold Irish ring you select, whether diamond-encrusted for an engagement or wedding ring or a simple yellow gold band for friendship, the Claddagh is an everlasting Irish symbol of love, loyalty, friendship, and commitment.

Irish Rings for Men

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