Sterling Silver Earrings
These earrings from Anu Jewellery are crafted in sterling silver with a row of Marcasite on the front and are the perfect Celtic gift for her. Adorned with the Celtic Claddagh symbol which represents love, loyalty and friendship, this is a beautiful piece of Irish jewelry for that special woman in your life. Handcrafted in Ireland, these ladies' Claddagh earrings are crafted using only the finest materials, and by the best craftspeople in Ireland.
- Made in Ireland
- Includes gift box
- Sterling Silver
- Stone measure 5mm x 10mm, 1mm
- Wishbone earring style
- Handmade in Ireland
- Hallmarked at the Assay Office at Dublin Castle
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.