These sterling silver Irish Claddagh earrings literally turn the traditional Claddagh on its head! A large upside down heart in sterling silver is joined to the front with a Claddagh heart stone set with clear CZ stone. These Claddagh earrings are handcrafted in Ireland and come attractively gift boxed. Matching Irish Claddagh pendant available to complete your gift set.
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.
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.
Weight: 2.8gms approx.
Width: 12.2mm approx.
Height: 12.9mm approx.
Stone Details: Clear cz stones