Men’s Celtic rings represent love, commitment, loyalty and promise, depending on the symbols contained in its design. A men’s Celtic ring with the Claddagh trio of symbols, for example, is frequently used as a wedding band.
The history of the ancient Irish is mostly oral, having been told by one generation to the next through folklore and legends. However, many of the symbols and patterns that came to represent the Celtic culture are still in existence and celebrated today in Celtic rings for men and women as well as pendants, charms and earrings.
In the recent past, men have seen Presidents and famous singers alike (including John F. Kennedy, Bono and Jim Morrison, to name just a few) sporting Celtic rings. There are three popular designs in Celtic rings for men.
Claddagh ring: The design of the ring is a heart topped by a crown, both of which are securely clasped by two hands. The heart symbolizes love, the crown stands for loyalty or status, and the hands represent friendship and support. The Claddagh ring is by far the most well-known and popular design for both women and men in Celtic rings, and is frequently used as a wedding band or friendship ring.
Warrior ring: In 1868, two Irishmen found a chalice buried on their farm in the village of Ardagh. Archaeologists claim that this chalice was created in the early Christian period during 700-800 A.D. and is an example of the ancient craftsmanship of Ireland. The design of the men’s Celtic ring known as the Warrior ring is taken from the pattern of the chalice and is associated with courage and strength.
Weave and knot ring: Weaves and Celtic knot rings are symbols of relationship, commitment and sacred union. These designs are the very common throughout Celtic artwork and can be found on a number of men’s Celtic rings, including Claddagh and Warrior rings.