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Claddagh Enhancer Pendant

Our magnificent statement Claddagh enhancer pendant presented on an 18″ chain. The iconic Irish symbol has been used in Irish jewelery for centuries. The hands representing friendship, the heart representing love and the crown above for loyalty. This is an heirloom piece that tells a story full of romance and sincerity. Read the full story below.

 

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The story of how the Claddagh ring was created goes as follows :

It is said that Richard Joyce created the first Claddagh ring in the late 1600’s . He was a fisherman from the village of Claddagh, and whilst fishing off the cost of Galway was captured by Algerian pirates.

After being captured  he was sold on as a slave to a Moorish goldsmith. The goldsmith needed an apprentice. Noticing Joyce’s talent, he taught him the trade.

Whilst in captivity he designed the Claddagh ring for his fiancée, in the hope that someday he would be released. The hands holding the heart represented his love and friendship towards her. The crown representing loyalty to her.

In 1689, Joyce was released when William III sent an ambassador to Algeria to demand the release of captured slaves. Upon hearing this, his captor offered Joyce half of his wealth and his only daughter in marriage to remain in Algeria.

Joyce declined the offer, eager to return to his native Galway. On returning to Galway, Joyce found that his fiancée was waiting for him, and he presented her with the Claddagh ring- a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship, and they were married soon after.

He was quick to establish himself as a goldsmith in Galway and went on to produce copies of the ring. Examples of his work can be seen in the national museum, Dublin.

You may also like to see our Connemara Marble Heart Claddagh ring

 

Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble

Metal

Sterling Silver

Size

1.82" L x 1.27 W 4.18mm Bail, 15.3g weight, 18" Chain

Stamp

Certificate of Authentication Included., Irish Assay Office

Style

Claddagh

Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble

Metal

Sterling Silver

Size

1.82" L x 1.27 W 4.18mm Bail, 15.3g weight, 18" Chain

Stamp

Certificate of Authentication Included., Irish Assay Office

Style

Claddagh

certificate

Certificate of Authenticity

Each marble product purchase includes a Certificate of Authenticity to prove it was made with genuine Connemara Marble.

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