The Claddagh jewelry ring is a great story of Irish design through a historic tale. A Galway man called Richard Joyce was kidnapped by Moorish pirates around the year 1700 and learnt goldsmithing while being held captive. When he returned to Ireland, he was inspired to create a meaningful ring with the symbols of the Heart, Hands topped with a Crown, all representing Love, Loyalty & Friendship. Browse the collection of lovingly made necklaces and earrings in silver and gold.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is claddagh Jewellery?

    Claddagh jewelry (usually a ring) is an ancient Irish jewelry design that symbolizes Love, Loyalty and Friendship. A ring is formed with hands, a heart and a crown – it is a symbol of romance and longevity. Often, it is worn to express your relationship status depending on the positioning of the ring. The origin of the Claddagh is attributed to Richard Joyce, who brought the design to Ireland after being kidnapped by pirates and learning goldsmithing in captivity.

  • What does claddagh jewelry represents?

    Claddagh jewelry carries in it centuries of Irish history and is representative of its rich cultural heritage. It is made of the symbols of hands, a heart and a crown. It denotes love, loyalty and friendship. It is also a way of denoting relationship status according to the position of the ring. Claddagh jewelry is romantic in essence. It is a great way to express your affection to a loved one.

  • How many types of claddagh jewelry is available?

    While Claddagh is essentially a ring, it can be incorporated into many jewelry designs. The symbol of love and friendship can be combined with necklace and earring patterns. At our store, you can find Claddagh pendants and rings. These are also often merged with other Celtic symbols such as the tree of life and the Ogham script.

  • Where do you deliver to?

    We ship our Claddagh jewelry all over Canada and the United States, Australia and Europe, including Ireland. We have also extended our delivery to the rest of the world for a $80 charge. We offer free shipping via USPS and AN Post which takes about 14 days. Paid shipping via FedEx ($20 in USA and Canada) takes 2-4 days. You are told about shipping costs for different locations when you add products to your cart. All our shipping practices make sure of the safety of your product – which you will get in unspoiled condition.

  • How Long does delivery take?

    Delivery time relies on whether your ordered Claddagh jewelry is readily available. We as a rule dispatch your orders inside 2 working days after your affirmation. Transportation is done five days out of seven days a week. Delivery time relies upon area and the help utilized. Free conveyance by means of USPS requires 12-14 days while paid conveyance through FedEx requires 3-4 days. In Australia and New Zealand, conveyance can require as long as 21 days. You can utilize expedited conveyance choices accessible on our site for quicker delivery.

  • Where are your products made?

    All our Claddagh products are made in Ireland. We are enrolled with the Assay Office of Ireland. We have been given the Hallmark of Ireland and the Mark of Fineness. Our adornments is made and hallmarked in Ireland. All our jewlery items fulfill the most elevated guidelines of value – metal and design.

  • About Our Irish Claddagh Jewelry

    Many people enjoy the significant meaning of the Irish Claddagh symbol by wearing Claddagh necklaces and Claddagh earrings. The components comprising heart, crown and hands stand for Love, Loyalty and Friendship. Around the 17th Century, this type of design was popular around Europe and was referred to as a ‘Fede ring’. These rings were often made up of three separate rings which sit together to form the completed symbol. The word ‘fede’ comes from the Italian word meaning ‘hands joined together’ which is a lovely gesture for exchanging vows and you can see why it has been adopted for romantic claddagh design jewelry.

    The story behind this powerful symbol of love lies with a young man from the 17th century who lived in a small village called Claddagh in County Galway. The story goes that a young silversmith called Richard Joyce was kidnapped and sold into slavery of goldsmiths based in the region of North Africa. He worked and trained there in jewelry for approximately 15 years before being freed and then returning to Ireland where he brought back the gold and silver crafting skills as well as creating the idea of the Claddagh ring we know and love today.

    Traditionally there are several different ways of wearing the Claddagh gold ring, each different way can denote your relationship status. If wearing on your right hand, the heart facing out, then you’re looking for a relationship, if the heart is facing your wrist, you’re in a relationship. If worn on the left hand and the heart is face way from your wrist, this signifies that you’re engaged to be married. If the heart is facing in towards your wrist then this signifies that you’re married.

    The Celtic DNA Jewelry design was created for people to celebrate their Celtic heritage and wear it with pride. The twisting double helix shape is crafted in the DNA structure and the Celtic knot work ties them together. You can choose to purchase this plain version or else we have also created Claddagh Necklaces and Claddagh Earrings with the Claddagh ring symbol to fuse the iconography of Celtic ancestry as well as the Love, Loyalty & Friendship aspect.

    These days Claddagh rings are seen as a symbol of Irish identity or a memento that you’ve visited or have a love for Ireland and all things Irish. Many people often purchase Irish Claddagh jewelry while visiting Ireland as a souvenir so that they can continue that connection. Many famous celebrities have been spotted wearing Claddagh rings over the years such as Walt Disney, Mel Gibson, Jennifer Anniston, John F. Kennedy & Julia Roberts among many others.

    Handmade in Dublin, Ireland from sterling silver as well as 14K yellow and white gold, each design from Celtic DNA Jewelry is hallmarked in the Irish Assay Office which is located in Dublin Castle, this is a highly regarded mark of purity and quality.

    Free worldwide shipping is available.

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