This captivating Celtic Claddagh Pendant presents the traditional Irish symbol of love in an elegant and enticing design. The shining arms of the Claddagh are platinum plated, only lending to enhance the polished gold plated heart at the center and the intricately detailed crown of the Claddagh. This larger version of this style works perfectly as an impressive focal point in any woman’s jewelry for the day, and can be layered with smaller necklaces, paired with mixed metal earrings, or worn independently.
It is said that the first Claddagh symbol was crafted long ago by an Irish fisherman who kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery, taken away from the woman he loved. He became a slave to a goldsmith and it was there that he created the first Claddagh as a symbol for his affection to his woman. In 1689 he gained his freedom, returned home to Ireland and used his creation as a wedding ring.
Claddagh rings today are still a genuine symbol of affection and one of Ireland’s signature motifs. Claddaghs are found on all different types of Celtic artwork such as crosses, rings, pendants, and earrings. Today’s designers honor the past by spending years learning the engraving techniques of Celtic symbols. To wear a Claddagh is to truly be apart of Irish history and tradition.
This Platinumware line of jewelry makes available stunning and iconic Irish jewelry designs with its lasting platinum & gold plating, since platinum plating makes for a bright and durable metal option. The Celtic designs in this collection are imbued with ancient meanings, creating a direct connection to your Irish heritage.
Pendant is 20mm wide