This Emerald Claddagh Ring is a beautiful engagement ring.
The Claddagh is one of the most popular symbols in Irish jewelry. 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 silversmith, and from his master he learned and excelled at the craft.
Joyce was released after 14 years 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 heart symbolizes love, the hand’s friendship and the crown loyalty.
Celtic designs have been a symbolic tradition for thousands of years and often signifies a true love bond, as is the case with the Claddagh: the heart and hands design.
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 is an Irish made engagement ring. This Claddagh Ring is available in both yellow and white gold and is finished to the highest standards by our goldsmiths in Dublin. It is then assayed at Dublin Castle, your guarantee of quality. It is also presented in a luxurious ring box.