Claddagh Pendant

Claddagh Pendant

$20.95

Description

Claddagh Pendant.

Designed in Scotland by Hamilton & Young Jewelers in Edinburgh.

Made using the finest British .925 sterling silver.

Comes with a 16″ sterling silver chain.

Approximately .65″ x 1.05.”

Will be sent in a quality black and gold presentation box.

 

“With these hands I crown you with my heart.”

The Claddagh, whether it is a ring, brooch or pendant, is a vow of friendship between two people. As a ring, they are often exchanged between a couple as a set of engagement or wedding rings, much like the Keeper Ring of Scotland. “LET LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP REIGN”

The HANDS: A vow of faith and trust to each other.

The HEART: The love each has for the other

The CROWN: A vow of loyalty to each other.

 

In the United States and Canada, it is often handed down from mother to the first daughter to marry, keeping it in the family from one generation to the next.

Richard Joyce (1660-1737) left Galway in 1675 to serve as an indentured servant in the West Indies. His ship was intercepted by pirates and all aboard were sold into slavery in Algiers. Joyce was bought by a goldsmith from Tangiers who made him an apprentice and taught him the trade..

In 1689, William 111 became King of England and sent his ambassador to Algeria, who demanding that all British subjects be released. Joyce’s master offered him half the business and his daughters hand in marriage if he stayed in Tangiers, but he wanted to return to his beloved Galway where he began practicing the craft he learned while  enslaved. The Claddagh Ring was the symbol he created to give to his bride-to-be.

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight.12 lbs
Dimensions2.75 × 2.75 × 1.25 in