Women who wear the Claddagh ring on the right hand with the heart facing away indicate they are looking for love, whereas those who wear it on the right hand with the heart facing towards them signify they are in a new relationship. When married, women wear the ring on their left hand with the heart facing toward them.
Some may also wear the ring on their left hand with the heart facing away from them to signify an engagement. While these practices vary between regions, there is a lack of documentation to indicate how ancient Irish people wore the ring. As such, traditional practices are unknown.