This is a Trinity Knot Claddagh ring. Triquetra knots bracket the heart instead of the traditional hands. The one shown in the photo is a size 6.5 and is polished sterling silver.
About the Trinity Knot Claddagh Ring Symbol:
The Claddagh ring dates back to the 17th Century in Ireland. In addition, it got its name from the fishing village of Claddagh, a village just outside Galway, Ireland. The Claddagh symbol contains hands holding a heart adorned with a crown in most versions. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. This version replaces the hands with triquetra symbols. The triquetra usually means unity of mind, body and spirit. It can also represent the Holy Trinity. Click here to learn more about the triquetra symbol.
According to legend, silversmith Richard Joyce created the Claddagh ring. According to Wikipedia, he learned how to make the Claddagh design when he was a slave in Algeria.
Because of its’ popularity, people use the Trinity Knot Claddagh ring for all kinds of different purposes – as a promise ring, an engagement ring, or even a wedding ring, or just for decoration.
Finally, the Claddagh ring takes on different meanings depending on which hand you wear it, and in which direction it points. How it is worn can indicate the relationship status of the wearer.
1. Right hand, pointed away, means you are single and may be looking for love.
2. Right hand, pointed towards you, means you are in a relationship.
3. Left hand, pointed away, means you are engaged to be married.
4. Left hard, pointed towards you, means you are married.