About Claddagh Rings
Claddagh comes from the Irish phrase, “An Cladch” which means “flat stony shore.” It was the name of the village on the coast of Ireland where the claddagh design originated. The ‘gh’ ending is added for phonetic English speakers to create the guttural sound that doesn’t have a character in our language.
Common Misspellings of Claddagh
We know you’ve been searching for the perfect ring to give your loved ones, if only spell check could figure out what you’re trying to say! Claddagh isn’t the easiest phonetically spelled word. Most commonly people leave letters out, like cladagh, claddah, or cladah, or add extras like claddaugh, clauddagh or cladaugh. Some get really creative by searching for clatter, cladder, clauda or claudia rings. However you decide to spell it, the claddagh ring can express your love for another, for your heritage, or for its traditional meaning.