Necklace – Claddagh
The hands signify friendship, the crown loyalty, and the heart love.
Zinc Alloy and enamel
1 in stock
Claddagh itself refers to a small fishing village just near Galway city. The Claddagh symbol supposedly originated in this area.
It is a design of a heart being encircled by a pair of delicate hands with a crown above the heart. In earlier times this design was the symbol of the “Fishing Kings of Claddagh” meaning ‘in love and friendship let us reign’.
It was not until the 17th century that the symbol was first fashioned into a ring by Richard Joyce of Galway, a fishing village.
By tradition, the ring is taken to signify the wish that love and friendship should reign supreme. The hands signify friendship, the crown loyalty, and the heart love.
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × .24 cm|