Claddagh ring with green chalcedony

Did you binge-watch television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the 1990s? You probably remember Angel, a gentle vampire from Ireland. He gave a ring to Buffy to symbolise their eternity together: a proper Claddagh ring. In real life, Walt Disney wore one as well. When you visit Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, check out the Partner Statue in front of Cinderella Castle. Guess what the copper version of Walt Disney is wearing on his right hand? Bingo. Last but not least: one of my favourite singers rocking this Irish design is Liam Gallagher. If you watch Oasis’s music video ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ you can tell he’s really showing off the Claddagh ring.

What makes this piece of jewellery so special? For starters, the traditional Irish ring is a true token of love. Often worn as an engagement ring or wedding ring because of the three symbols of love, loyalty and friendship represented by the heart, crown and hands. 

Nerd alert: the Claddagh ring dates from the 17th century! Back in the days, you didn’t have social media to proclaim your relationship status. With this ring, much like Facebook, your relationship status can be updated easily. Here’s a short guide to avoid any awkward moments or give off mixed signals.

  • Single: wear the ring on the right hand with the heart turned away from your body which means your heart is open to love.
  • In a relationship: wear the ring on the right hand with the heart facing towards the hand.
  • Engagement ring: wear the ring on the left hand with the heart pointing away from the hand.
  • Wedding ring: wear the ring on the left hand with the heart pointing to the hand.


Price: €375,- (including shipping costs)
Age: vintage, from the 1970s
Materials: 9ct gold and dyed chalcedony (0.40ct)
Condition: excellent
Size: Q 1/2 (UK/AU)/ 18 (NL/DU) – can be resized

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