Irish Claddagh Barrette

Irish Claddagh Barrette

Our artists irish Claddagh barrette is about 4" wide and adjustable for most amounts of hair. Like all of my work, it is coated in a clear lacquer to preserve the finish.

The Claddagh is a Celtic symbol featuring two hands clasping a heart surmounted by a crown. This symbolizes the qualities of love (heart), friendship (hands), and loyalty (crown).

Shipping on this one is set up as First Class outside to try to keep the shipping costs down.

This is a handcrafted item made from scratch when you order.  

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Fun Trivia:  The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given which represents love, loyalty, and friendship (the hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty).  Galway has produced Claddagh rings continuously since at least 1700, but the name "Claddagh ring" was not used before the 1840s.  The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). A "Fenian" Claddagh ring, without a crown, is a slightly different take on the design. Claddagh rings, with (more commonly than not) or without the crown, are relatively popular among the Irish[3] and those of Irish heritage, such as Irish Americans,[20] as culture symbols and/or as symbols of engagement, marriage, or love.[21]

Claddagh rings are often used as friendship rings but are most commonly used as engagement/wedding rings. Mothers also give these rings to daughters when they come of age.  In Ireland, the United States, and other places, the Claddagh is handed down mother-to-eldest daughter or grandmother-to-granddaughter. The way in which a Claddagh ring was worn with the intention of conveying the wearer's relationship status:

  1. On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is single and may be looking for love. (This is most commonly the case when a young woman has first received the ring from a relative, unless she is already engaged.)
  2. On the right hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is in a relationship.
  3. On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the fingertips, the wearer is engaged.
  4. On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the wrist, the wearer is married.
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