White Gold Ring With Claddagh Details
Beautifully symbolizing Love, Loyalty and friendship, this sterling silver Claddagh wedding ring is embossed right around the domed band with Irish design. The ornate pattern includes the classic hands that clasp the heart and are connected with the traditional Irish Trinity Knot.
The Claddagh ring is such a romantic piece and no wonder that it fits perfectly for that special wedding day.
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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.