Thursday, September 16, 2021

Birthstone Claddagh Ring - RE:View


What is your heritage? I'm talking about that as well as this amazing ring I received from The Irish Jewelry Company for review in todays post. 

I'll be the first to admit I am (very sadly) not Irish BUT my Aunt is! My one claim to Irish 'fame' I suppose you could say. I remember hearing her talk about tracing her Irish heritage and then applying to have dual citizenship. At the time (and still) I thought that was the coolest thing. 

Fast forward and I go the chance to work with The Irish Jewelry Company to review one of their beautiful Claddagh rings! I jumped at the chance and received my beautiful ruby ring (for my birth month of July) in the mail so quickly from them. 

What is a Claddagh ring? 

See the Claddagh Rings here

According to The Irish Jewelry Companies website a Claddagh ring is, "a fede ring and [has] a long history dating back to Roman times. The name "fede" derives from the Italian phrase mani in fede meaning loosely "hands joined in faith" or "hands joined in loyalty". The clasped hands were viewed as promise ring used as an engagement ring or wedding ring in medieval and Renaissance Europe. The Irish Claddagh ring is a version of the fede ring has roots deeply seeded in long standing Irish tradition." 

You can read more about this here

Just who is The Irish Jewelry Company? 

We at The Irish Jewelry Company take pride in making the Irish gift giving experience modern and convenient. The Irish Jewelry Company celebrates their Celtic heritage and a love of Ireland through original Irish Jewelry design. Their beautiful Irish jewelry is steeped in Celtic symbolism and rich in Irish tradition.

Started by a husband and wife team, fulfilling a lifelong dream of honoring their families' Irish heritage through a combined 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry. They are a family owned and operated company. The Irish Jewelry Company loves bringing high quality and stylish Irish Jewelry, Claddagh Rings, Celtic Crosses and Celtic Jewelry as well as sophisticated Irish gifts to our customers.

Although based in the US the owners frequently visit their family home in Ireland and travel Europe discovering new product and spotting new trends. They are proud supporters of the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, AOH and LAOH, the local PTA, OLP Church, WLIW21, WFUV Celtic programming, Emerald Society, Goal Na Gail and The American Ireland Fund.

The Irish Jewelry Company believes in providing our customers with specially selected unique Irish gifts everyone will love and appreciate for any occasion. All of us at The Irish Jewelry Company are proud to be Irish and we understand our customers are proud to be Irish. Our Irish gifts make a statement that every Irishman can be proud to give.


The Irish Jewelry Company

My review of the ring 

First off, it's important to note that I was given a free ring for this review but I am not being paid anything else. Just got the ring in an exchange for a review. 

But, when I did get the chance to look over their extensive website (see it here) I was shocked the amazing number of products they have! They are not only beautiful, but versatile and all steeped in that Irish tradition! So, if you aren't in the mood for a birthstone ring you may still find something you like on their website. There are necklaces, earrings, rings, and more!

As for my ring though - I was so pleased when it arrived. It fits perfectly, is made sturdy, and was reasonably priced in my opinion (yes, even though I wasn't purchasing it I was interested in the price to see how it compared when the ring arrived). 

The ring is made of sterling silver and I personally feel like it's a great quality! I love the hands holding the 6mm birthstone and overall it just feels like a great quality ring. 

You can purchase your very own Claddagh ring here from The Irish Jewelry Company. 

Thanks again to The Irish Jewelry Company for gifting me this lovely ring! I feel like it fits right in with all of the wonderful things I love about Ireland! Now to visit in the future ;)