Gold Claddagh Rings
The Claddagh is a symbol rich with Irish heritage dating back over five centuries. Its history begins, legend has it, with a young fisherman in the fishing village of Claddagh. At sea, he was captured by pirates and forced to work as a slave. All the while dreaming of his love back home, the young fisherman managed to seize a small piece of gold. He fashioned it into the Claddagh design. The heart clasped by two hands and adorned with a crown representing love, friendship, and loyalty. When the young fisherman was finally able to return to Ireland he presented this ring to his love who had remained true for all those years.The heart clasped by two hands and adorned with a crown representing love, friendship, and loyalty. A popular, storied symbol for men and women, these sophisticated gold Claddagh rings are a beautiful, traditional gift.