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A Bit of Wedding Band History
In Ireland Claddagh rings are commonly used as engagement or wedding rings. The hands that represent friendship the crown that honors loyalty and the heart that symbolizes love all become partners in the ultimate emblem of commitment to a significant other. Sometimes the shape of an engagement ring is so stunningly unconventional that a custom-designed wedding band is necessary to create the effect of perfect unity between the two pieces of jewelry. Though for hundreds of years the simple circle of yellow gold defined the traditional wedding band these days craftsmen can model them in any style to suit the bride’s tastes.
Originality and Order in Love
This band was made for a woman who likes creativity and originality to pop from her persona but who also feels happiest when the elements of her life are snugly in place. She wants her Claddagh engagement ring - and its tribute to the most important values in her relationship – to be the showpiece on her finger. However she still desires to follow the very recognizable practice of the wedding band. In its customized contours this band mirrors the beautifully atypical shape of her Claddagh ring and therefore the beautifully atypical strength and complexity of her partnership with her husband.