This is a Claddagh Ring I designed where the heart is presented by hands. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. This style of ring dates back to the 17th Century in Ireland, in the village of Claddagh near Galway. The one shown in the photo is a size 7.5 in polished sterling silver. This can be used as a Promise Ring or even an engagement ring or wedding ring.