This Contemporary Claddagh Ring is in sterling silver and has a rose gold plated heart & crown. This unique Claddagh Ring is embellished with tiny clear Cubic Zirconia Stones to add a touch of sparkle.
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.
This Irish hand made Contemporary Claddagh Ring is the perfect gift for a loved one or to treat yourself. We also have plenty of Claddagh Earrings that would go well with this Claddagh ring.