About this Piece
Shanore Ireland presents a brilliant sterling silver Celtic Claddagh pendant, adorned with sparkling white Swarovski® crystals. Resting gently between the joined hands of the Claddagh design is a solitary Swarovski® pink crystal.
Pink crystals are said to emit relaxing properties that inspire calm, tranquility, and romance. Beautiful pink crystals are known to evoke positivity and success in matters of the heart.This Claddagh inspired birthstone ring is an Irish gift to treasure. Set with the unique and dazzling cubic zirconia stone, this piece displays also the classical Claddagh symbol. Our October Claddagh birthstone pendant completes the set.
Why we love it:
- Sterling Silver
- Hallmarked in Dublin Castle
- Handmade in Ireland by our maker
- Cubic zirconia center stone diamond
- Comes in a luxury gift box
- A perfect birthday gift!
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History of the Claddagh
The Claddagh (or Cladach, meaning 'the shore') features a crowned heart held by two hands - the heart represents love, the hands represent friendship, while the crown stands for loyalty. As far back as medieval times, engagement rings had been inscribed with clasped hands to signify one's fidelity, while the heart and crown were eventually added in the 18th century.
The Claddagh is named for the former fishing village that's now part of Galway city in the West of Ireland, where iconic Claddagh rings have since been produced for hundreds of years. Legend has it that in 1695, a local teenage silversmith called Richard Joyce became enslaved by Algerian pirates, and invented the Claddagh ring while in captivity.
Whatever the true origin, the Claddagh has since exploded in popularity among those desiring to celebrate their Irish heritage, appearing on many forms of jewelry and art from weddings rings to casual gifts of friendship.