This Ladies Trinity Claddagh Ring is a combination of two beloved Celtic symbols – the Claddagh and the Trinity Knot. The Trinity Knot symbol decorates each side of the Claddagh heart and continues along the band.
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. Therefore forming one of the most heart-warming and beautiful symbols in Irish culture.
The Trinity knot is the most well know Celtic knot. In the Christian faith, the three points of the Trinity knot represent the Father, Son & Holy Spirit. These knots are complete loops that have no start or finish and could be said to represent eternity whether this means loyalty, faith, friendship or love.
Boru has brought together these two beloved Celtic symbols in this Ladies Trinity Claddagh Ring. And it’s also available in a number of precious metal choices.