The hands on claddagh rings symbolize friendship, the heart, love and the crown loyalty. Back in the day, they were used by locals as wedding bands, a tradition that still continues today.
The rings can be forged in any metal (silver, gold, white gold, or platinum) and many also come adorned with emeralds, diamonds, and even Connemara marble. If you plan on buying his-and-her rings during your trip, the best place to go is Faller’s jewelry store, owned by the Faller family since 1879. The shop is located on Galway’s Williamsgate Street.