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 in 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.
The symbols of the Claddagh are the Heart, Crown and Hands for Love, Loyalty and Friendship.
The eternity ring is also known as an infinity ring and is a symbol of eternal love. It is usually given by a husband to a wife on the occasion of a significant wedding anniversary, the birth of a child or as an important birthday gift.
This superb ring is handcrafted to order by our Dublin goldsmiths and is available in both 10K & 14K yellow or white gold. It includes the traditional Claddagh symbol at the top of the band with the addition of both diamonds and emeralds to each side.
Weight: 3.2gms approx.
Width: 2.5 at bottom of band / 4.5 at the top approx.
Stone Details: Conflict free diamonds; 2 x 2.5mm / 2 x 2.2mm – Total Diamond: 0.25cts.
Emerald: 2 x 2.25 mm + 2 x 1.75mm – Total Emeralds: 0.16cts
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