The Claddagh ring: This is a ring with a story - a story of enduring love that began and ended in a tiny fishing village in County Galway. When Richard Joyce was captured at sea and sold into slavery, his true love in the Claddagh village had no idea. But she didn't marry until he returned bearing the ring he had designed and created while earning his freedom from a goldsmith. The hands of friendship cradle the heart, which is crowned by loyalty. One design that can be expressed in so many different ways. Which one of our Claddagh rings is just right for you?