Hand polished is the metal of choice for this timeless European design. This particular style boasts Diamond Cuts that are made at the center of the heart. The Claddagh design dates back to Roman times, when clasped hands were a gesture that symbolized pledging vows. More recently, the Claddagh has become a traditional Irish design, symbolizing friendship as well as being used as engagement and wedding rings. Our rings are proudly handcrafted in our California factory.