18" Sterling Silver Belcher
Bolt Ring Catch
An Everlasting Commitment
It is said that the first Claddagh symbol was crafted long ago by an Irish fisherman from the town of Galway. This fisherman was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery taken away from the woman he loved. He became a slave to a goldsmith and forced to work there. It was there that he created the first Claddagh as a symbol for his affection to his woman. In 1689 when the release of the slaves was ordered he gained his freedom and used his creation as a wedding ring.
A Romantic Expression
Claddagh rings today are still a genuine symbol of affection and one of Ireland’s signature motifs. Claddaghs are found on all different types of Celtic artwork such as crosses rings pendants and earrings. Today’s designers honor the past by spending years learning the engraving techniques of Celtic symbols. To wear a Claddagh is to truly be apart of Irish history and tradition.