This Claddagh Necklace from Clandela is a clean, modern take on the traditional symbol. This version consists of a Sterling Silver Celtic circle surrounding a gold plated Claddagh, making this necklace stand out beautifully. The pendant measures .7″/2.8cm at its widest point, with the chain measuring 18″/45.5 finished with a spring ring clasp. Includes a branded gift box, making this a perfect gift for a loved one. Each Clandela piece is handmade with care.
The story of the Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh Ring gets its name from the old fishing village of the Claddagh, on Galway Bay. It is said to have been created by a member of the Joyce family. Richard Joyce, from the Claddagh, was captured and made prisoner by the Moors. It was during this period that he was trained to become a goldsmith, creating beautiful jewellery for Moorish rulers. When the ruling English King demanded the release of English subjects, Richard regained his freedom. He made his way home to the West Coast of Ireland. Returning after several long years, his sweetheart was waiting for him. He designed the Claddagh Ring and gave it to her as a symbol of his enduring love.
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We think this necklace looks beautiful when worn alone, but you can also layer it with other necklaces.