A Pair of Irish Icons The Claddagh and the Knot
The Claddagh symbol is perhaps the most recognizable reflection of Irish culture today. Legend states that the first ring adorned with the Claddagh design was a gift from a craftsman named Richard Joyce to his loved one circa 1700 in Galway Ireland. Joyce had been held captive for years as a slave in Algeria and when he was released he returned home to find his lady still waiting for him. The hands of the Claddagh stand for friendship the heart love and the crown loyalty. The Celtic Trinity knot also possesses a threefold meaning. Whereas historically the three corners of the knot signal the elements of the Holy Trinity - the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit - nowadays this triangular shape often represents overlapping dynamics such as earth air and water or life death and rebirth. On a wedding ring the emblem may exemplify love honor and protection.
The Yesterday of Today
The man who gives this ring to his significant other knows that she is intrigued by the expansive past of Ireland one diversified by the eclectic creativity varied belief systems and passionate loyalty of its peoples. She loves the prospect of reaching into eras gone by and pulling their most extraordinary qualities into modern-day focus. With so much of the spotlight on day-to-day fashion trends people will take a moment to breathe and to fawn over this bride-to-be’s appreciation for ironically the uncommonly traditional. Additional Charges may apply for Stones over 1ct to cover customization costs. Please contact us for pricing.
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