Part of Boru Jewelry Collection, This is a Claddagh Disc holder pendant and chain with Irish Claddagh. This disc features the traditional Irish Claddagh surrounded by cubic zirconia stones. This Irish Claddagh necklace comes with 18" spiga chain and comes attractively gift boxed
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. For centuries this was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village, which nestled outside the walls of Galway city in the west of Ireland.
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.
A very contemporary Claddagh choice. There is a choice of nine different disc patterns for your interchangeable pendant - collect them all!
The symbols of the Claddagh are the Heart, Crown and Hands for Love, Loyalty and Friendship.
Weight: 14.1gms approx.
Width: 27mm Diametre
Includes 20" Belcher chain