Claddagh Birthstone Pendant - May:
Claddagh Birthstone Pendant - May:
Claddagh Birthstone Pendant - May:
Shanore

Claddagh Birthstone Pendant - May

Regular price $94.99

About this Piece

Shanore Ireland presents a brilliant sterling silver Celtic Claddagh pendant, adorned with sparkling white Swarovski® crystals. Resting gently between the joined hands of the Claddagh design is a solitary Swarovski® emerald green crystal.

The bright green May birthstone shines brilliantly in a finely crafted sterling silver Celtic Claddagh frame. The rich green- hued crystal suggests happiness and inspires healing properties. It is also said to invoke good health, good fortune, and good luck. A row of white crystals embedded in the sterling silver arm of the design, adds illumination. Each of the white crystals signifies purity, clarity, and true beauty.

Specifications

Weight: 3.7 grams
Width: 16mm
Height: 26mm

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 jewellery and art from weddings rings to casual gifts of friendship. 

About the Maker

For over 35 years, ShanOre have been keeping Celtic history alive by allowing wearers to celebrate their Irish heritage. Taking inspiration from ancient Celtic design while adding their own contemporary flourishes of Irish culture, the family-owned jewelers have won dozens of awards, including the NACTA Jewelry Supplier of the Year.