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.
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.
Boru has designed a range of Claddagh rings called “New York”. The elements of the traditional Irish Claddagh remain very much part of the composition but the design of the crown has been based on the art deco design of the Chrysler Building which dates back to the 1930s.
This sterling silver ring has ‘puffed’ heart which is adorned with three cubic zirconia stones – two clear and one green. The beloved Trinity knot decorates the shoulders of the ring, symbols of eternity.
Weight: 2.9gms approx.
Width: 2.7mm / 8.1mm a the top approx.
Stone Details: 2 x green bic zirconia stones + 1 x clear cubic zirconia stone
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