This Contemporary Flat Claddagh Ring is modern take on the traditional Claddagh Ring design without losing any of its original symbols of Love, Loyalty and Friendship. The elements of the Claddagh Ring have been peared back to create a flattened look and a more current look composition.
The Claddagh Ring dates to the 17th century and originated in the village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland. Legend has it that Richard Joyce, a Galway native, was captured and sold to slavery in North Africa. However, Joyce found himself slave to a Turkish Goldsmith, and from his master he learned and excelled at the craft.
He was finally released after 14 years, on the orders of William III. However, the Goldsmith he was working for was so impressed by his work that he offered his daughters hand in marriage to him. He also offered half of his property to try and get him to stay. But Joyce refused the offer and returned to Galway, where his sweetheart awaited him. But while in captivity, he had made what we now know as the Claddagh Ring especially for her.
The Claddagh symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship. For centuries The Claddagh Ring this was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village.
And don’t forget to wear your Claddagh Ring correctly. Towards your heart if your attached. Away from your heart if you’re single.
This Claddagh Ring is made by our Irish goldsmiths in our Dublin office it is assayed at Dublin Castle and comes to you in a quality presentation box with story card.
This Contemporary Flat Claddagh Ring comes in silver, 10K & 14K yellow or white gold.