The Claddagh Ring has origins back in the 17th century, when it is said to have been invented by an enslaved Irishman who crafted it for his faithful sweetheart. Today the ring represents love, friendship, and loyalty, and this Sterling Silver White Crystal Claddagh Ring does so by inscribing those three words on the inner band. The three elements of the ring each hold a piece of the meaning—the heart symbolizes love, whether romantic or familial; the crown symbolizes loyalty; and the two hands reaching out to hold the heart represent friendship and cooperation. Thus, the Claddagh has become a popular engagement or wedding ring style. This sterling design adds a little extra glamour with white crystals set in the central heart. Pair this lovely piece with any of our silver Claddagh earrings or necklaces for a coordinated look.