The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship. Integral to the design the hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty.
Claddagh Ring Tradition
Traditionally, if the ring is worn on the right hand with the heart facing outward and away from the body, this indicates that the wearer is possibly single and looking for a relationship.
When worn on the right hand with the heart facing inward toward the body, this indicates the person wearing the ring is in a relationship.
A Claddagh ring worn on the left hand ring finger facing outward away from the body generally indicates that the wearer is engaged. Whereby when the ring is on the left hand ring finger and facing inward toward the body, it generally means that the person wearing the ring is married.
Whether tradition is your thing or not, its no doubt that a Claddagh Ring is a timeless statement ring, and regardless of how you wear it, its a beautiful addition to anyone's collection.