These elegant plain sterling silver Irish Claddagh earrings have a contemporary curved leaf shape with the Claddagh symbol sitting to the center. These Claddagh earrings are handcrafted in Ireland and come attractively gift boxed. Matching Claddagh pendant available
The Claddagh, the most internationally recognised symbol of Irish heritage is made up of two clasped hands holding a crowned heart, and symbolises love, friendship and loyalty. Legend has it that the Claddagh symbol was originated by Richard Joyce, a Galway seafarer kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa where he learned the art of a goldsmith. When he was released, nothing could keep him from his beloved Galway where he returned to become a master goldsmith and where he created the Claddagh ring.
Claddagh rings are worn as friendship, engagement or wedding rings depending on how they are worn. Friendship: by placing the ring anywhere on your right hand. Engagement: by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing outwards. Wedding: by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing inwards towards your heart.
Weight: 1.3gms approx
Width: 8mm approx.
Height: 13.5mm approx.