This Emerald Heart Claddagh Ring is a traditional Irish Claddagh Ring with a very distinctive design. A beautiful Emerald has been elegantly set to the heart making this a very special ring.
The sophisticated Emerald is known for its intense radiant color, the color of life and spring. It is also known as the stone of successful love and said to embody unity, compassion and unconditional love. The Claddagh symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship. These all combine to make the perfect Claddagh Ring for a loved one.
The Claddagh is one of the most popular symbols in Irish jewelry. 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.
This beautiful Emerald Heart Claddagh Ring is an expression of love or friendship and a wonderful milestone jewelry piece. It is created for you to order here in our Dublin workshop and assayed at Dublin Castle. And if you love the Claddagh symbol, have a look at our full Claddagh collection here.