Celtic Wedding Rings are not only popular among those of Irish descent, but have also been embraced by other cultures as well. As of late, many grooms have foregone the traditional gold band and opted for the more eye-catching “Lover’s Knot” ring. With it’s intricate, woven design this ring has become a favorite among men who want to express their everlasting love in a more unique way.
Another popular Celtic ring is the claddagh. This a ring, which depicts two hands embracing a heart. The heart is most often made of gold, but is sometimes custom designed with a ruby, emerald, or even a diamond. Among the Irish, the claddagh can have a lifetime’s worth of meaning. When a single woman or man is single, the ring is worn on the right hand with the crown pointed up to signify that the wearer is available. If a girlfriend or boyfriend enter the picture, then the ring is worn on the right hand with the crown facing downwards to signify that the wearer is taken – for now. When one becomes in engaged, the claddagh is worn on the left hand with the crown facing downwards to signify that the wearer is about to wed. And after the wedding, the claddagh is worn crown up, hopefully for the rest of the wearer’s life.
And the good news is that these days it is not necessary to travel to Ireland in order to find a Celtic ring. Couples may save the money and the plane trip by shopping for their Celtic wedding rings on the internet.