This contemporary large Irish Claddagh pendant is the perfect choice to enhance an evening outfit. An open, curved teardrop shaped Irish pendant it is richly decorated with clear cz stones. This Claddagh Necklace comes with an 18" silver spiga chain. This Irish Claddagh Necklace is handcrafted in Ireland 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.
The Claddagh is given as a token of friendship by many.The symbols of the Claddagh are the Heart, Crown and Hands for Love, Loyalty and Friendship.
Width: 24mm / Height: 42mm (exc. bail)
Includes 18" Spiga chain