These March Claddagh Earrings are a beautiful Aquamarine stone in the Claddagh heart, the birthstone for March. The Claddagh heart symbolizes love, the hand’s friendship and the crown loyalty.
The Aquamarine stone is an astonishing blue colour. this stone takes its name from the Latin phrase for ‘seawater’. It is also known as the stone of communication and courage, often given by lovers as a symbol of commitment and fidelity. It is also a symbol of youth, health and hope.
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. For centuries this was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village.
These March Claddagh Earrings are a great gift to give to a friend born in March. We also have a matching March Birthstone Claddagh Ring which makes it the perfect gift combination for a good friend.