The Claddagh ring: This is a ring with a story – a story of enduring love that began and ended in a tiny fishing village in County Galway. When Richard Joyce was captured at sea and sold into slavery, his true love in the Claddagh village had no idea. But she didn’t marry until he returned bearing the ring he had designed and created while earning his freedom from a goldsmith. The hands of friendship cradle the heart, which is crowned by loyalty. The tradition of how to wear this ring is very distinctive. If the owner of the ring wears it with the crown pointing towards the finger nail, he or she is said to be in love or married. To wear the ring with heart pointing to the finger nail, he or she is said to be unattached to anyone.
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