This Gents Emerald Claddagh Ring is a beautiful Traditional Gold Claddagh Ring. It has also been set with a beautiful Round Emerald to the center of the heart.
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 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.
This Gents Emerald Claddagh Ring is the perfect gift for a loved one. And if you love the Claddagh symbol, have a look at our full Claddagh collection here.