March Birthstone Claddagh Ring
The 14K Aquamarine Claddagh Ring is just the thing for the March born maiden. Crafted in 14K yellow gold, this precious ring has been embellished with a heart shaped genuine aquamarine gemstone that's accented with a pair of clear diamonds on each side. All genuine gemstones, all sparkling. The ring itself features a Claddagh, the age old Irish symbol for love, loyalty and friendship that's made up of two hands holding a crowned heart. The soothing blue of the aquamarine gemstone signifies calmness and tranquility. As per the lore, aquamarines are mermaid treasures. Perfect as a present for the lady who awakens oceans of love inside you!
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- Metal: 14kt Yellow Gold
- Diamond Colour: H - I
- Diamond Clarity: SI1
- Diamond Carat: 0.08ct
- Main Stone: Genuine Aquamarine
- Main Stone Dimensions: 5mm x 5mm
- Main Stone Shape: Heart
- Traditional Irish Claddagh Ring
- Handmade in Ireland
- Hallmarked at the Assay Office at Dublin Castle
History of the Claddagh
The Claddagh (or Cladach, meaning 'the shore') features a crowned heart held by two hands - the heart represents love, the hands represent friendship, while the crown stands for loyalty. As far back as medieval times, engagement rings had been inscribed with clasped hands to signify one's fidelity, while the heart and crown were eventually added in the 18th century.
The Claddagh is named for the former fishing village that's now part of Galway city in the West of Ireland, where iconic Claddagh rings have since been produced for hundreds of years. Legend has it that in 1695, a local teenage silversmith called Richard Joyce became enslaved by Algerian pirates, and invented the Claddagh ring while in captivity.
Whatever the true origin, the Claddagh has since exploded in popularity among those desiring to celebrate their Irish heritage, appearing on many forms of jewelry and art from weddings rings to casual gifts of friendship.
She's delighted with it. A lovely little gem