Meaning of the Claddagh
The Claddagh is a symbol of love and loyalty. Not only do the hands offer their heart but the heart is crowned making it both royal and holy. The crown relates to the idea of being anointed. The man who is anointed is said to be so holy he can heal the world of its troubles. When popes crowned kings they anointed the new rulers head before placing the crown on it. The crowned heart symbolizes how holy love is.
For the One who Wears the Ring
This ring may be a symbol of the love you hold dear or an engagement ring. It speaks of cherishing the one who gave it as well as being cherished by that person. Wearing the crown pointing towards the hand may indicate that you are committed to a most significant person. Wearing this ring with the crown pointing to the fingertip may mean that you are open to forming a new relationship. There is a tradition of mothers giving this ring to their daughters on the day they leave home as a bride thus imparting a sense of tradition. Its classic lines speak of both value and tradition.