The legendary Claddagh ring first fathomed in the heart of ancient Ireland, passed down from mother to daughter. And given only to the first to be married. It was highly prized and those that still exist from the past are truly ancient. Hands to show friendship, heart, to show love, and a crown to link them all with loyalty, fidelity, and friendship for life.
A man named Richard Joyce tells of a compelling story where he left his loved one behind to seek work in the west Indies. He left her in Ireland saying that he would marry her when he returns. But on the way his ship was raided by a corsair who sold him into slavery to a Moorish goldsmith. The goldsmith quickly put him to work and he proved to be a quick learner.
Things changed when William III took the throne he demanded that all British citizens in captivity must be released immediately, the government intimidated by William, reluctantly agreed. The gold smith enticed Richard Joyce with many things included half of his wealth and even his daughters hand in marriage. But his love for his Irish wife to be was too great and he returned home to her presenting a cladagh ring, which he made while in captivity.
✓ Handmade in my home studio, with great care and great accuracy. Each piece hand finish for extra quality.
✓The ring is made of solid sterling silver all the way through. They are not plated or hollow.
✓ The top of the ring has been slightly carved out to make it less top heavy, preventing it to turn on your finger.
✓ The ring is thick and won't bend easily.
✓Made using the lost wax casting technique.
✓Color: Vivid Green
✓Shape: Faceted Heart
✓Size:6mm x 6mm
✓Treatment: None, the stone is natural.
✓The front measures 11mm from the top of the crown to the bottom of the hands. The band at the widest point is 3.5mm
✓If you don't know your ring size, I recommend using a ring sizer, select ring sizer at check-out.
✓ Ring sizer are also available here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/nellyvansee?section_id=10236187
✓ The current proccessing time is 2 to 3 weeks until completion, plus shipping time.
✓ First to order, first to be served: I do not take any rush orders under any circumstance.
✓ In a hurry? Take a look at my collection of ready to ship silver rings:
For more information about shipping options and holiday shipping dates, please read my shop policies under the shipping section:
✓ Available polished, matte satin, oxidized, or antiqued.
-Polished: high shine finish with no oxidation.
-Matte satin: matte brushed finish with no oxidation.
-Oxidized: the fine lines and details are blacken with a high shine finish on the rest.
-Antiqued: the fine lines and details are blacken with a matte brushed finish on the rest.
✓ More gemstones available, please take a look at this listing:
✓ Also available in 10kt gold:
►April: Diamond, white Topaz
►June: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite
►September: Blue Sapphire
►October: pink Tourmaline or Opal
►November: Citrine or Topaz
►December: blue Topaz, Turquoise, blue Zircon
❤ Comes in a gift box ready to give away.
►Can be worn as an eclectic accessory for friends, couples or even bachelors.
►This ring is perfect for casual everyday wear.
►This ring is a perfect romantic gift.