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The Claddagh Symbol and Meanings

In the early 16th century an Irish man by the name of Richard Joyce was fishing off the coast of Galway a week before he was to be married when his currach (boat) capsized. Richard was captured by pirates, taken to West Africa and sold into slavery to a Moorish goldsmith. Years passed and Richard escaped captivity and returned home to Ireland to find that the girl he loved had never married. Richard shaped a unique ring for the girl he left behind. The ring was fashioned of three symbols; the hands signifying Friendship, holding a heart signifying love, topped with a crown for loyalty. Richard and his love married and settled in the village of Claddagh. The village no longer exists but since those early days the Claddagh ring has been worn as a sign of Love, Loyalty and Friendship. When wearing the ring the heart pointed toward you means your heart is taken: the heart pointed away from you means your heart is free. Worn on the left ring finger, heart pointed toward you represents a wedding band. Although traditionally used as a wedding band, the Claddagh ring has come to be worn as a friendship ring as well.

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Pewter Claddagh Cake Servers, 10 1/2
Claddagh Cake Server
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Claddagh Cake Server
Pewter Claddagh Coins with Friendship, Loyalty and Love, Pack of 12
Irish Wedding Favor Claddagh Coins, Pack of 12
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Irish Wedding Favor Claddagh Coins, Pack of 12
Pewter Claddagh Coins with Friendship, Loyalty and Love, Pack of 12
Claddagh Rings - Irish Claddagh Ring - Ladies RS00699
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 Claddagh Rings - Irish Claddagh Ring - Ladies RS00699
Ladies Claddgh Ring in Sterling Silver. Approx. 10.0mm at widest point.
Solvar Claddagh Pendant in Sterling Silver 925 set with Cubic Zirconia
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Solvar Claddagh Pendant in Sterling Silver 925 set with Cubic Zirconia
Solvar Claddagh Pendants in Sterling Silver 925 set with Green & White Cubic Zirconia. Hallmarked in Ireland. Comes on 18 inch Cable Chain.
Shanore Claddagh Necklace - SP1053GRCZ
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Shanore Claddagh Necklace - SP1053GRCZ
Claddagh Necklace Open Heart Pendant Silver set with Cubic Zirconia in Sterling Silver with 18 inch Chain. Made in Ireland
Shanore Claddagh Ring - Silver & Heart of 10kt Gold - SL96
List Price: $169.00
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Shanore Claddagh Ring -  Silver & Heart of 10kt Gold - SL96
Pewter Claddagh Cake Knives with Stainless Steel Blade, 13
P39 Claddagh Cake Knife
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P39 Claddagh Cake Knife
Pewter Claddagh Cake Knives with Stainless Steel Blade, 13" Long
Claddagh Celtic Bands Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated
Peter Stone Jewelry Claddagh Rings in Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated
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Peter Stone Jewelry Claddagh Rings in Sterling Silver Rhodium Plated
The Celtic Claddagh Rings combines the Celtic knot work with the claddagh design. Approx. 8 mm wide. Made with Rhodium over Sterling Silver. The claddagh represents Love, Loyalty and Friendship.
Celtic Rings
Peter Stone Jewelry Celtic Claddagh Rings in Sterling Silver Antique Finish
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Peter Stone Jewelry Celtic Claddagh Rings in Sterling Silver Antique Finish
The Celtic Claddagh Rings combines the Celtic knot work with the claddagh design. Approx. 8 mm wide. Made in Sterling Silver. The claddagh represents Love, Loyalty and Friendship.
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