Claddagh January Birthstone Ring



Claddagh January Birthstone Ring

At the center of this sterling silver Claddagh January Birthstone Ring from Shanore Irish Handcrafted Jewelry in Dublin, Ireland, lies a heart-shaped garnet cz stone, signaling a January birthday, glowing warmly from the center of this Claddagh ring. A beaded crown tops the gem, and sterling silver hands curve around it. Two round-cut CZ’s embedded in the band on either side create the illusion of bejeweled sleeves. The meaning of the claddagh “Love, Loyalty, Friendship,”is found in the Engraved Script along the inside of the band . The heart symbolizes Love, the hands Friendship and the Crown Loyalty.

The History of the Claddagh Ring 

The Claddagh symbol is Ireland’s universal representation of love, friendship and loyalty. The origins of the Claddagh Ring can be traced back to the small fishing town of Claddagh, Co. Galway. Irish folklore recounts that in 1675, a local seafarer by the name of Richard Joyce was captured by pirates and sold as a slave to a Moorish goldsmith.

Torn away from his lover, Joyce was trained in the art and served his master for fourteen years. Upon his eventual release in 1689, Joyce returned to Galway, hoping to find his true love still waiting for him. Whilst enslaved, he fashioned what we now know as the Claddagh Ring as a gift specifically for her.

How to wear a Claddagh Ring.

The Claddagh Ring is not, however, only a token of one’s love or loyalty. It can also be used to decipher or broadcast one’s relationship status; depending on which direction the heart points and on which hand it is worn. Traditionally, the ring was worn in the following manner.

  • Single: wear on the right hand with the heart pointing outward.
  • Engaged: wear on the right hand with the heart pointing inward.
  • Married: wear on the left hand with the heart pointing inward.

Today the Claddagh Ring is usually worn on the same hand with the direction of the ring indicating whether one’s heart is taken or still available.


Additional information


Heart Shaped Garnet CZ – 5mm x 5mm


4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9

Metal Type

Irish Hallmarked Sterling Silver

Other Stones

Cubic Zirconia – 2mm x 2mm


Weight: 2.5 grams
Height: 10mm


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