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Ogham Script ‘Faith’ Irish Wedding Rings

This stunning collection of Irish wedding rings each features the Old Irish Ogham word for Faith beautifully inscribed on it.  This ancient script is the oldest form of recorded Irish written language.  It was thought to have been invented at some point between the 1st and 4th centuries.  The oldest surviving examples come from the 4th century, but it is thought that the script could have been used prior to that time, but written on perishable materials which would not survive until present day.

Irish ogham wedding band

Ogham Irish wedding band presented in white gold.

It is this ancient language that became the inspiration for a new line of Irish wedding bands – the Faith Collection.  Each of these beautiful bands is inscribed with the word ‘Faith’ in Ogham script.  There are then six different styles of wedding band to choose from – each featuring certain Irish and Celtic symbology.  Choices include Trinity knots, Claddaghs, Celtic Knot, Le Cheile, Celtic Cross, and Newgrange symbols.  The full line can be seen in our Ogham Faith Wedding Bands category.

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The inspiration behind the use of the word ‘Faith’ is that we all have different backgrounds and experiences.  This often leads to differing religions and belief structures.  However, the one thing that we all generally have in common is a belief or faith in something.  It might be faith in a higher power, faith in loved ones, faith in each other, or faith in knowing that we can indeed reach our dreams.

These Irish wedding rings are available in a wide variety of precious metal types from oxidized sterling silver to 14K white or yellow gold.  They are also available in two-tone gold for a stunning presentation.  Each ring is comfort-fit, and the rings are unisex – suitable for men and women.  All of our Irish jewelry is imported from Ireland and hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle.

Visit us online at Celtic By Design and see our full range of Irish jewelry and Irish gifts!

Mo Anam Cara ("My Soul Mate") Irish Jewelry

When a woman gets married, it is likely to be to someone that she considers her soul mate.  The bride will want everyone to know just how she feels, which is exactly why the Mo Anam Cara jewelry series was created.

Many couples choose the Mo Anam Cara wedding bands, but if that is not your style, there are certainly other choices that feature this wonderful Irish writing.  For those that do decide that the Mo Anam Cara rings are the perfect wedding band for them, there are some fantastic choices available both in metal type and in band style. 

These beautiful bands are available in sterling silver, 10K yellow gold, 14K and 18K white or yellow gold, and even two tone gold.  The two-tone Mo Anam Cara wedding bands are wider than the normal bands, and really make for a stunning presentation.

For those that already have their perfect wedding bands, or who would prefer a different piece of Mo Anam Cara jewelry, we certainly have some great choices for you!  Mo Anam Cara pendants, for example, make wonderful gifts – especially as an Irish wedding gift idea!  Just like the Mo Anam Cara rings, they are available in a wide variety of different metals, and the styles include solid, pierced, and stone-set.  You are sure to find the perfect Irish pendant for your needs.

Whatever your Irish Gift or Irish Jewelry needs, you’re sure to find something perfect at CelticByDesign.com.  We have a wonderful selection of Irish merchandise available, and the perfect something for any occasion.

Silver Mo Anam Cara Ring

The Mo Anam Cara rings are a stunning way to show your love for one another. The phrase Mo Anam Cara is Irish and means My Soul Mate. What better inscription for your rings? These are perfect for use as Irish wedding bands.

The words on these rings are separated by the Irish Claddagh – an old Irish symbol that represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The finish is Florentine with highly polished raised accents and a more subdued finish on the recessed parts of the ring.

Each ring is custom-made in Ireland and is hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle. As soon as they are ready in Ireland, they are sent via overnight courier to our location in the US and shipped that day to you. Nobody can get you these rings faster!

Like all of our Irish jewelry, these rings are presented in a beautiful jewelry box – the perfect presentation.

Mo Anam Cara Men’s Rings


Between each word on the wonderful Mo Anam Cara rings is the Claddagh symbol consisting of a crowned heart between two hands. Mo Anam Cara is an Irish phrase for My Soul Mate and is pronounced “muh ah-num kara.”

Our selection of Mo Anam Cara rings for men is second to none. These beautiful rings are available in a variety of different metal types, including:

  • Sterling Silver
  • 10K Yellow Gold
  • 14K Yellow Gold
  • 14K White Gold
  • 18K Yellow Gold
  • 18K White Gold
  • Platinum (on request only)

These rings are also available in two-tone gold, and in a variety of different widths.

Mo Anam Cara – Irish for My Soul Mate

Intimacy and belonging played important and inseparable roles in Celtic life. Celtic people believed that souls could interconnect, forming the deepest of bonds. When this occurred, a person was said to have found their soul mate. In Irish, “My Soul Mate” translates into “Mo Anam Cara,” and is pronounced muh onum kara.

The Celts understood that all phases of life involve a journey from darkness into light. It begins with conception where we develop in our mother’s dark womb. We then emerge into the light at birth. As we progress in life, there are many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual changes. Each one can be seen as a similar journey. Finding one’s soul mate is no different.

Having a soul mate means that your barriers are completely down. You are willing to share anything and everything without reservation. While this takes tremendous amount of courage on your part, the reward is a companionship that is like no other.

These connections of the soul were by no means trivial in nature. Your soul mate is another being with whom you feel completely compatible with, in a variety of different ways. Those ways include spirituality, intimacy, friendship, and love. You could confess the most intimate details of your life to your soul mate in complete comfort, never fearing rejection, or scorn. Your bonds of friendship and love transcend all others, and you live for each other. Life apart is unthinkable.

In celebration of these deep and special connections, the Mo Anam Cara jewelry series was conceived. Each piece is designed to witness and to strengthen your union and devotion to each other. It is difficult to think of another piece of Irish jewelry whose design and meaning is so clear and so beautiful. It is a pure expression of unhindered love.

The beautiful pieces in the Mo Anam Cara jewelry series are meant to signify this special bond. They should be given to your soul mate as an expression of your thoughts, feelings, and spiritual bond. They are perfect for any romantic occasion, but especially for occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, and Weddings.