This Contemporary Ladies Claddagh Ring has a narrow band and the elements of the Claddagh symbol have been put together simply under the stone and on either side for a modern look.
The Claddagh Ring dates to the 17th century and originated in the little fishing 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 Contemporary Ladies Claddagh Ring is available in Sterling Silver.
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.