Legend has it that the Claddagh symbol was originated by Richard Joyce, a Galway seafarer kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa where he learned the art of a goldsmith. When he was released, nothing could keep him from his beloved Galway where he returned to become a master goldsmith and where he created the Claddagh ring. For centuries this was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village, which nestled outside the walls of Galway city in the west of Ireland.
Claddagh rings are worn as friendship, engagement or wedding rings depending on how they are worn. Friendship: by placing the ring anywhere on your right hand. Engagement: by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing outwards. Wedding: by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing inwards towards your heart.
This Celtic engagement ring is a ruby set Claddagh engagement piece in 14K gold. The center stone is 0.77-0.80cts and it is surrounded by diamonds. A stunning Claddagh ring made in Ireland and assayed at Dublin Castle.
Also available as a mathing set to include stone set wedding band. (Click to view set).
Weight: 4gms approx.
Width: Band 2.6mm at the top approx.
Stone Details: 0.77-0.80cts Burma Ruby Plus Conflict free diamonds. 0.15cts. Colour: H Clarity: Si1