April Birthstone Claddagh Ring
The 14K White Topaz Claddagh Ring is a wonderful piece of jewelry for the April born lassie. Crafted in 14K yellow gold, it has been embellished with a genuine White Topaz and four real diamonds. Both the white topaz and the diamond are April birthstones. The upper part of the ring is designed like a Claddagh, the ancient Celtic symbol made of two hands holding a crowned heart. The heart of the Claddagh in this ring has been inset with a glowing white topaz and accented with four clear diamonds on either side of the symbol. The white topaz reflects the qualities of purity and wisdom. The Claddagh stands for love, loyalty and friendship. This gorgeous ring beautifully conveys your love and respect for the wearer.
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- Metal: 14kt Yellow Gold
- Diamond Colour: H - I
- Diamond Clarity: SI1
- Diamond Carat: 0.08ct
- Main Stone: Genuine White Topaz
- 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