Silver Earrings Heart Shamrock Claddagh
The Claddagh, the most internationally recognized symbol of Irish heritage is made up of two clasped hands holding a crowned heart, and symbolizes love, friendship and loyalty.
Legend has it that the Claddagh symbol was originated by Richard Joyce, a Galway seafarer kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa where he learned the art of a goldsmith.
When he was released, nothing could keep him from his beloved Galway where he returned to become a master goldsmith and where he created the Claddagh ring.
These delightful earrings are in sterling silver with touches of plated rose gold. Circular in shape, they are based on the Celtic vine and include the shamrock and all the elements of the Claddagh symbol- the heart for love, he hands for friendship and the crown for loyalty. Matching pendant available.
Width: 10.8mm / Height: 14.3 mm approx.