Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Origin of Claddagh Rings

The Claddagh Ring is a ring that belongs to the “Fede group”. The word “fede” comes from an Italian phrase, “mani in fede”, which means 'hands joined in loyalty' or 'faith'. Claddagh rings date back to Roman times when the gesture of the clasped hands symbolised pledging vows, meaning that these rings were used as wedding and engagement rings throughout medieval Europe. At British Jewellery Workshops we have a nice selection of Claddagh rings which you can view on our website.


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