Silver Ring With Gold Heart
The gold heart makes this sterling silver Claddagh ring all the more special. The sterling silver hands clasp a golden heart of 10k gold. The Claddagh ring is a great gift of love, loyalty and friendship.
- Metal: Sterling silver and 10k gold heart
- Design: Claddagh
- Made in Ireland
- Stamped at the Dublin Essay Office
- Presentation box included
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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.