14K Yellow Gold Celtic Claddagh 17" Necklace

Regular price $288.00
The Claddagh is one of Ireland’s most recognized and precious images. Two hands embracing a heart adorned with a crown symbolize the purity of a cherished relationship, With these hands I give you my heart and crown it with my loyalty. When we hear “Claddagh”, we think ring. But Claddagh is actually a place in County Galway where a fisherman-turned-goldsmith transformed his undying commitment to the woman he loved into the renowned band of gold. (Or so the story goes…)

There are many legends surrounding the original design of the Claddagh ring and most point toward Galway fisherman Richard Joyce.  In the late 17th century, Joyce was captured by pirates and sold into slavery. While in servitude, he forged a ring of gold for his true love back in Galway featuring three symbols: a heart of love, a crown of loyalty and hands of friendship.  After his release back to his village of Claddagh, he married the woman who had waited years for him to return.

Weight: 2.01 G
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Length: 17 inches
Charm/Element Length: 7.5 mm
Charm/Element Width: 12.9 mm
Clasp /Connector: Spring Ring
Feature: Solid
Finish: Polish

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