Encounter another level of artistry with this modern take on the classic Claddagh design. This elegant piece in pure gold and silver flawlessly showcases Ireland's Celtic history.
Merging the ancient Celtic torc style with the Claddagh symbol, this necklaces celebrates Ireland’s past, in a very contemporary in every way.
The Claddagh is almost certainly the most popular symbol in Irish jewelry ad Celtic jewelry. The story of the Claddagh dates back some 300 years to the fishing village in county Galway of the same name.
Legend has it that Richard Joyce, a native of Galway, was captured and sold to slavery in Algiers. While there, he was taught his craft by a Moorish goldsmith. William III, the then king, sent an ambassador to Algiers. The ambassador arranged the release of all British prisoners. Richard Joyce was one of those prisoners. He was finally released after 14 years and returned to his home place where his sweetheart awaited him. While in captivity, he had made what we now know as the Claddagh Ring especially for her. The heart symbolizes love, the hand’s friendship and the crown loyalty.