(Closed) ok for him to get regular claddagh ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I see a lot of men wearing a claddagh as a wedding ring.  I think it is fairly common among Irish-Americans – not sure about people actually from Ireland though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s common to avoid the “wedding” label on many items because not everyone wants to or is able to spend the markup. And honestly, the product that is not labelled “wedding” is the same item so it really doesn’t matter. He can wear whatever he wants.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the ones that are labeled as ‘wedding’ is probably like anything labeled ‘wedding’, just trying to get more money out of you.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I say as long as it’s a good quality ring that will stand the test of time, then who cares what the jeweler has labeled it! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Both of you shoud wear whatever you want! Nothing you will wear will make you any less married.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It doesn’t matter what the jeweler labeled it. My parents got cladduah rings when they got married (we’re not Irish, they just like what it represents) and they just got plain gold cladduah rings. I wouldn’t worry about it. As long as he wears it the way you wear it when your heart belongs to someone it’ll be clear ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would not pay more than what you mentioned. My stepfather is Irish and has said that they are not expensive to begin with and you should not pay more than $100 for a good quality ring. If he loves the ring, then get it. It shouldn’t be something to stress over, and the ring itself is not what makes you married or not. There are many things that are inexpensive but that doesn’t mean they are poor quality, as society today wants you to believe.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure what my parents paid but I guess it depends what kind of metal it’s made out of. Is it gold or sterling silver? Honestly, if he likes it, that’s all that matters!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I see a lot of Irishmen here wear claddagh rings. And many of them use it as their wedding ring later on when they do get married. I think it’s lovely. I used to have one but it’s way too small for me now!

Post # 13
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673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definitely. Tons of people in Ireland where these as wedding rings.  I think it definitely communicates that the person is married.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I spend a lot of time here but don’t speak up often, however this post caught my eye because I’m a claddagh girl myself.  My Fiance is Irish and a few months ago I started searching for a reasonably priced ring that has some meaning to us.  You will LOVE your claddagh-it’s so unique and special.  I found some really pretty rings for some great prices online (amazon, overstock, various Irish jewelry sites), especially if you stick with sterling silver, which I serioiusly considered.  In fact, I started to second-guess my own choice (white gold diamond pave and sapphire center stone with matching pave diamond wedding band ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

And yes, the claddagh can be considered a “friendship ring” but the way you will wear it when you are married will let everyone know you are, well, married ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 15
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1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love the idea of the Clauddaugh ring. I bought one for my neice as a wedding present to her for doing the Irish Blessing in our ceremony. Paid $40 and its rock solid. Its beautiful and honestly I am getting one when I am pregnant and too swollen to wear my rings now. Its more common than you think and I think if that is what he wants let him rock it! My Darling Husband wanted a black titanium ring and I was not keen on the black but his is awesome and he gets so many compliments! I ordered his online,paid $75 and now he actually has 2, a nice and his original that he wears for work and stuff that is pretty beat up but he wont part with. But if we go somewhere nice out or with a group, he wears his nicer one. I love it bc it is what he loves and he never parts with it. Also, I know this is corny, but one of my favoritie movies is PS I Love You and her husband was from Ireland and they both wore clauddaugh rings as their wedding bands. Very simple, very beautiful.

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