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09-10-2007, 23:11   #1
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Claddagh Ring Help!!!

So the girlfriend wants a Claddagh ring for the 1 year I'm in Cork, but will be traveling to Dublin next weekend. I need something in the next 2-3 weeks and I'm really stuck while looking online. There's several websites claiming to be the "original" makers for the last x number of hundred years. ex. claddagh.com and www.claddaghring.ie

So my question is, does anyone have any experience with these companies? Can someone guide me as to where the best place to buy is? I'm willing to travel a little bit to find the perfect one, or order from them.

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks!!!
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10-10-2007, 08:39   #2
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Would you not be better off going to a jewellers? I'd rather go to one of them than get it online. At least you can see what you're getting. There's all different types.
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10-10-2007, 14:47   #3
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Yeah, jewellers, just make sure she wears it with the crown pointing in, that means her heart belongs to you
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11-10-2007, 10:06   #4
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thanks! I think i've decided on they type of ring I want to get, now it's just to find a reputable jeweler here in Cork city. Any suggestions?

thanks!
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11-10-2007, 17:46   #5
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Yeah, jewellers, just make sure she wears it with the crown pointing in, that means her heart belongs to you
Not the crown, the Heart should be pointing towards the body...that's how people will know she's taken

Any reputable jewellers should have a good selection of claddagh rings....she's got good taste!
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11-10-2007, 20:29   #6
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Kilkenny Design will have them.
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11-10-2007, 20:36   #7
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Not the crown, the Heart should be pointing towards the body...that's how people will know she's taken

Any reputable jewellers should have a good selection of claddagh rings....she's got good taste!
Whch is it people, im confused
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11-10-2007, 21:18   #8
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Heart pointing away from body means you are 'searching/looking/available'...Heart pointing towards your heart means you're taken...i.e your heart is taken.....

Surly it makes more sense than the crown....??
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my boyfriend is buying me a claddagh ring for Xmas,but im having trouble finding the one i want.it's silver with a diamond heart,but i can't locate it anywhere!!!help??!!
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08-11-2007, 10:20   #10
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Waterford Crsytal stock the real ones

Mostly u will know if its a real Irish claddagh because on the inside of the ring it will say "Solvar Ireland"

Solvar is an old Irish jewellers not sure wer there branches are though but the waterford crystal store have them...I got mine on a trip to waterford but I assume you could get the classic one anywhere that stocks waterford crystal
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08-11-2007, 10:21   #11
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my boyfriend is buying me a claddagh ring for Xmas,but im having trouble finding the one i want.it's silver with a diamond heart,but i can't locate it anywhere!!!help??!!
And for this one same as above id say but cant recall seing one like that defo sy it in argos thou! but I got mine a few years ago in waterford so they prob have them too by now..
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09-11-2007, 16:38   #12
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There's a good few shops around the Claddagh in Galway who sell them, "Dillons" claim to do the original one, I'm sure they do mail ordering..

Edit: Having opened your link, claddaghring.com is Dillon's, so you could order one from there.

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