Silver Claddagh Ring – SL1
Silver Claddagh Ring
The classic Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring with the inscription of the traditional Claddagh message, ‘love loyalty friendship’ along the inner band. The supportive, silver hands hold the heart tenderly, but with strength, balancing the crown atop the heart. 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.
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
WEIGHT: 1.8 grams
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