The Meaning of the Claddagh

 



The legend states that in the 16th Century Richard Joyce from the village of Claddagh was captured by Moor Pirates and was forced to work as a slave. Whilst been forced to work as a slave he mastered the art of been a Goldsmith. One of the best at his trade he hand crafted a magnificent one of a kind ring to remind him of the woman he loved from home. Eight years later he was released, returned home to the Emerald Isle and to his great delight her heart still remained his and they remained together for the remainder of their lives. The hands on the ring represent friendship, the crown loyalty and the Heart of course love. Known world wide the Claddagh ring is a perfect gift for a loved one or a dear friend.

Below are samples of some exquisite pieces in our range representing the Claddagh.

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