Emerald Claddagh Rings are the perfect marriage of history, symbolism
Birthstone Claddagh rings have recently become extremely
popular. None more so than Emerald Claddagh rings, which are
a new take on this traditional Irish symbol. Ireland is known as the
Emerald Isle, so although emerald Claddagh rings are new, the meaning and
symbolism of this ring are rooted in history, and enhance the sentiment surrounding this
The emerald, the birthstone for May, has long been a symbol
of love. The deep green hue symbolized Spring, fertility and rebirth as far
back as the days of Cleopatra, queen of Eqypt, who wore and collected emeralds
from her famed emerald mine. More recently, Princess Diana of Britain chose a
stunning emerald ring for her engagement ring. Emerald Claddagh rings are a way
to accentuate the love, friendship and loyalty that the Claddagh ring
represents, with the allure and history of the emerald.
Choosing the Perfect Emerald Claddagh Rings...
While emeralds with no inclusions and deep blue green hue
are the most prized, emeralds with branched inclusions are often admired for
their beautiful patterns, known as “jardin”, which is French for garden.
Emeralds are often cut in a rectangular shape with beveled edges, called very
appropriately an “emerald cut”. Emerald Claddagh rings usually have an emerald
in place of the heart set in the center of the ring, or in the case of diamond
and emerald claddagh rings, either the diamond or emerald can be used as the
Of all Birthstone Claddagh rings, emerald Claddagh rings
are uniquely memorable due to the emerald’s many links throughout history to
love, and the enduring name this gemstone lends to Ireland, the Emerald Isle.
Follow the link for a wonderful selection of
Claddagh Birthstone Rings