This November Birthstone Claddagh Ring is set with a stunning Citrine stone in the Claddagh heart, the birthstone for November. The Claddagh heart symbolizes love, the hand’s friendship and the crown loyalty.
The Citrine stone is called the stone if success. Citrine is a joyful stone believed to bring good fortune and good luck. It is often called the happy stone because it is said to bring happiness to the person who carries or wears it. The warm color of Citrine is also said to be a gift from the sun and it’s believed to be a healing gemstone.
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.
The November Birthstone Claddagh Ring is a great gift to give to a friend born in November. We also have a matching November Claddagh Pendant which makes it the perfect gift combination.