Open Heart Claddagh Silver Earrings – SE1053GRCZ
Open Heart Claddagh Silver Earrings
This set of brilliantly designed earrings utilizes the ancient Claddagh symbol, but in a new way. Each side of the sterling silver set is curved into a circle which ends with two hands supporting a heart. Upon the heart are four silver and green cubic zirconia stones. Atop the heart lies a crown with four stems.
Shanore presentation jewelry box is included. Hallmarked in Dublin Castle.
These beautiful earrings may be combined with the matching
The History of the Claddagh
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.
The Meaning of the Claddagh “Love, Loyalty, Friendship, ” The heart symbolizes Love, the hands Friendship and the Crown Loyalty.
Irish Hallmarked Sterling Silver
Clear and green cubic zirconia stones
WEIGHT: 2.4 grams