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 .69″ x 1.10″
Will be sent in an attractive black and gold presentation box.
Irish: Cetic “Cladach,” means “The Shore.”
Claddagh is named after one of the oldest fishing villages in Ireland, Claddagh, a fishing village of on the shore near the city of Galway. There are a number of legends regarding its origin, from a young fisherman who wanted to make sure his sweetheart would not forget him while he was at sea, to a young man who was taken captive and sold to a goldsmith as a slave. When he eventually found his way back to Ireland, made the first Claddagh ring and presented his sweetheart.
This traditional “Love and Friendship” ring remains popular among those of Irish heritage as a friendship, engagement, or wedding ring. The traditional design consists of two clasped hands holding a crowned heart. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love and the crown represents loyalty and devotion. By tradition, a mother gives her Claddagh to her first daughter who marries, keeping it in the family.