November Birthstone Claddagh Ring
The 14K Citrine Claddagh Ring is a charming gift for a November born lady. Crafted in 14K yellow gold, this ring has been embellished with four real diamonds and a heart shaped genuine citrine of rich yellow color, all filled with rich sparkle. The ring features a Celtic Claddagh symbol made up of two hands holding a crowned heart set with citrine, a semi-precious gemstone that's also the birthstone of those born in November. The ring's shoulders have been studded with four clear diamonds that add glorious sparkle to this lovely piece of jewelry. The Claddagh represents love, loyalty and friendship. The citrine represents warmth and maturity. It is also believed to be a lucky talisman that keeps away evil.
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- Metal: 14kt Yellow Gold
- Diamond Colour: H - I
- Diamond Clarity: SI1
- Diamond Carat: 0.08ct
- Main Stone: Genuine Citrine
- 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.