Authentic Irish symbolism comes to life in these silver Claddagh drop earrings. Vibrant sterling silver is used to finely craft renderings of the beloved Claddagh emblem that has been a part of Irish history for over 400 years.
One legend that explains how the Claddagh came about states that it all started with a woman named Margaret Joyce who married a wealthy Spaniard named Domingo de Rona in the 1500s. She becomes a rich widow when he dies and uses her wealth to build bridges in the Irish province of Connacht. For her generosity, an eagle drops a Claddagh ring into her lap as a reward.
In the traditional circular design symbolizing the never-ending loop of friendship, two hands arch around and reach towards each other as a symbol of friendship. The hands grasp a heart that stands for love, and this heart is crowned with a coronet of loyalty that symbolizes the loyalty that binds friends together.
These charming earrings are fabulous for everyday wear and will complement anything from shirts and slacks to lovely print dresses.
Width: 12 mm
Height: 15 mm
Weight: 2.3 g