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 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.
This is a two part set. The main ring is in sterling silver with 10K yellow gold Claddagh symbol which is set with a clear cz stone to the heart.
The second piece is a matching band in sterling silver set with five clear cz stones. A beautiful combination ring set, assayed and Dublin Castle and beautifully presented in its own box and story card.
Height: 4.7gms approx. ( combined rings )
Width: 4.6mm / 8.6mm at the top approx. ( combined rings )
Stone Details: 3 mm clear cubic zirconia stone to heart of Claddagh plus 8 x clear cubic zirconia stones on shoulders.
Matching band – 5 x clear cubic zirconia stones.
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