Silver Claddagh Ring Ladies, Solid puffed heart design.Large range of sizes available. The Story of The Claddagh Ring The ring, depicting two hands clutching a heartcomplete with crown, epitomizes the expression of lasting love and eternalfriendship. The heart symbolizes Love, the hands Friendship and the crownloyalty. The Story The romantic story of the mystical and beautiful CladdaghRing began over 300 years ago, in the ancient fishing village of Claddagh justoutside the walls of the city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Legendtells us a fishing boat from the village was captured by pirates and the crewtaken and sold as slaves.
One of the crew,(who was to have been married that veryweek,) was sold to a Turkish Gold Smith. During his captive years neverforgetting his girl back home, he made a ring of gold for her. After many yearsRichard eventually earned his freedom and returned to Claddagh. To his greatdelight he found his girl had never given up hope of seeing him again. He gaveher the ring and they were married never to be separated. The Tradition Worn onthe right hand, crown turned inwards, your heart is yet to be occupied. Worn onthe right hand, crown turned outwards shows a special commitment to someone.Worn on the left hand, Crown turned outwards, let our love and friendship last and never to be separated.