The Irish Claddagh Design, recognised everywhere as a symbol of love.
The early history of the Claddagh goes back over 400 years to a fishing village on the shores of Galway Bay. A seafaring Spanish goldsmith fell in love with a girl from Claddagh village and crafted the first Claddagh ring for her.
A Claddagh ring worn with the heart facing towards one's own heart is a proclamation of love and the heart facing away is a sign of being uncommitted. The crown is for loyalty and the hands represent friendship, as your partner in life is also your best friend.
Claddagh brooch – a pewter openwork brooch with a Claddagh design.
The Claddagh’s distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).
Width: 30mm Height: 28mm
Supplied in a satin and velvet-lined gift box.