This Gents Claddagh Ring is a Traditional style Claddagh Ring. This Claddagh Ring has a large heart, hands and crown and it is also a heavy weight gents ring.
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. The Goldsmith for whom he was working for was so impressed by his work that he offered his daughters hand in marriage to him as well as half 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 symbol consists of three different elements intertwined to form one of the most heart-warming and beautiful symbols in Irish culture. Combining a heart balancing a crown on its top and held aloft by the pair of outreached hands, the Claddagh symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship.
And don’t forget to wear your Gents Claddagh Ring correctly. Towards your heart if your attached. Away from your heart if you’re single.
This is a traditional Claddagh Ring which we make in a choice of designs based on size and weight. These rings are also available in many precious metals to suit your taste and budget.
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