January Birthstone Claddagh Ring
The 14K Garnet Claddagh Ring is a gorgeous accessory for the January born lady. Crafted in 14K yellow gold, it has been embellished with a deep red garnet and four diamonds, all genuine and fine quality gemstones. The ring itself has a Claddagh symbol with two hands holding a crowned heart that's inset with the garnet stone. Two pairs of diamonds shine at the shoulders of the ring. The garnet is the stone of trust and friendship. As the Claddagh is the sign of love, loyalty and friendship, this garnet ring is the perfect token of true feelings.
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- Metal: 14kt Yellow Gold
- Diamond Colour: H - I
- Diamond Clarity: SI1
- Diamond Carat: 0.08ct
- Main Stone: Genuine Garnet
- 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.