Open Heart Silver Claddagh Ring – SL75GRCZ
Open Heart Silver Claddagh Ring
Beautifully etched with the words Love, Loyalty and friendship, this sterling silver ring is a stylish rendition of an Irish tradition. The ornate pattern includes a highly detailed set of hands, a delicate crown and a bejeweled heart. Four stones add an asymmetric, modern design to this traditional ring.
A Shanore presentation jewelry box is included. Hallmarked in Dublin Castle.
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.
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.
Irish Hallmarked Sterling Silver
Clear and green cubic zirconia stones
WEIGHT: 2 grams
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