â€œLet Love and Friendship Reignâ€. This is the motto of Irish pride and heritage. Robert Joyce from Galway, Ireland, created this design. The symbols in the design are the hands representing trust and friendship, the heart for love, the crown signifying loyalty and fidelity, and the circular shape of the ring for eternity. This ancient symbol of love dates back to the 17th century. Worn on the right hand with the heart facing out, the personâ€™s heart is not yet won. Worn on the right hand with the heart facing in, you are under loveâ€™s spell and are to be engaged.