This small Teardrop Claddagh & Trinity Pendant is just stunning. One half of the pendant has Cubic Zirconia stones set suspended Trinity knot. The second half of the pendant has the traditional Claddagh symbol with the hands and heart covered in Cubic Zirconia stones.
The Claddagh is one of the most popular symbols in Irish jewelry. 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 silversmith, and from his master he learned and excelled at the craft.
He was released after 14 years 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 heart symbolizes love, the hand’s friendship and the crown loyalty.
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.
In addition, the Trinity Knot meant many things to the Celts. This included the mind, body, spirit; earth, sea and sky and beginning, middle and end – continuity.
On top of this, the Trinity Knot is the most well known and loved of all Celtic knots and in modern times has been given as a token of promise. This is to love, to honour and to protect.
This Trinity Teardrop Claddagh Pendant is the perfect combination for an iconic Irish pendant.
There are also plenty of Claddagh earrings available to match this small Teardrop Claddagh & Trinity Pendant. This would make the perfect gift for a friend, a loved one or for yourself.