This sterling silver Teardrop Claddagh Pendant is decorated with clear Cubic Zirconia stones. This contemporary large pendant is the perfect choice to enhance an evening outfit.
This stunning Teardrop Claddagh Pendant represents love, loyalty, and also friendship. The simplicity of it and the symbolism it conveys make it the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. An array of matching Claddagh earrings for this pendant are also available to complete the look.The Claddagh is a well-known Irish symbol. It is a traditional Irish ring exchanged as a token of love and it symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship.
The Claddagh is one of the most popular symbols in Irish jewelry. The Claddagh Ring dates to the 17th century and originated in the 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.
Joyce was finally released after 14 years. However, the Goldsmith he was working for was so impressed by his work that he offered his daughters hand in marriage to him. He also offered half of 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 the Claddagh Ring this was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village.
Celtic designs have been a symbolic tradition for thousands of years and often signifies a true love bond, as is the case with the Claddagh: the heart and hands design.