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.
The Ogham alphabet is the earliest form of Irish writing and often called the Celtic tree alphabet. The characters consist of a series of lines and notches scored across a long stem. It was usually read from bottom to top. It is named after the warrior Ogma, God of Eloquence and Literature.
This contemporary cross combines these two to create a very unique Irish cross in sterling silver.
Weight: 4.4gms approx.
Width: 17mm / Height: 28.8mm approx.
Includes 18" Spiga chain