Ladies Yellow Gold Trinity Knot Claddagh Ring
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Ladies Yellow Gold Trinity Knot Claddagh RingIn this popular Claddagh ring we have brought together two beloved Celtic symbols - The Claddagh heart and crown symbols together with the Trinity Knot symbol which decorate each side of the heart and continues almost all the way around the band. 7.2mm from the top of the crown to the tip of the heart this Claddagh ring weighs approximately 2.8 grams. Handcrafted in either 10k or 14k yellow gold and and hallmarked at the Irish Assay Office, Dublin Castle, Ireland.
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. For centuries this was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village, which nestled outside the walls of Galway city in the west of Ireland. Claddagh rings are worn as friendship, engagement or wedding rings depending on how they are worn.
The Trinity Knot has been adopted from ancient Celtic art by Christianity as a symbol of the Holy Trinity; Father, Son & Holy Spirit. To the Celts it is believed to have meant many things; mind, body, spirit; earth, sea and sky and beginning, middle and end - continuity. The Trinity Knot is the most well known and loved of all Celtic knots and in modern times has been given as a token of promise; to love, to honour and to protect.