14K Yellow Gold Classic Claddagh Bracelet

Regular price $1,588.00
The Claddagh symbol is a traditional Irish symbol which represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The two hands represent friendship, a heart symbolizes love and the crown on top is for loyalty. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of the same name in Galway. "With these hands I give You my heart, and crown it with my loyalty."

Though there are several legends about the origin of Claddagh rings, the one believed to be most accurate involves a member of the Joyce clan from Galway who sailed to the West Indies, and who was captured and sold into slavery, working for a Moorish goldsmith in Algiers. During his 14 years imprisonment, he learned the goldsmith’s art and created the Claddagh ring design as a tribute to his love back in Ireland. When William III became king in 1650, he demanded that the Moors release all British prisoners. The prisoner Joyce brought back the jewelry design with him, and became a successful goldsmith in Ireland.

Length: 7 inches
Weight: 11.48 G
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Charm/Element Length: 22 mm
Charm/Element Width: 10.2 mm
Clasp : Lobster
Finish: Polish

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