This is a delightful Irish bracelet in sterling silver with touches of plated rose gold. Circular in shape it is based on the Celtic vine and includes the shamrock and all the elements of the Claddagh symbol- the heart for love, he hands for friendship and the crown for loyalty. Matching pendant and earrings are available. This Irish bracelet is Made in Ireland and comes attractively gift boxed
The name ‘shamrock’ comes from the Irish name “seamrog” or little clover. The”dear little shamrock” has been a symbol of Ireland since the 18th century and a registered trade mark by the government of Ireland. Used as a symbol of Christianity in Ireland, Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity. It is beloved across the world as a mark of Irish heritage
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.
Length: To fit 7 1/2" standard with 1" extension chain