Arnua

Oxidised Wishbone Claddagh Ring

Regular price $55.99

About this Piece

The Sterling Silver Claddagh ring has a wishbone shape and has an oxidised finish to really make the detail of the design stand out. Each one is individually crafted in Dublin, Ireland, to order to ensure each and every one is made with the finest, most intricate detail.
The Claddagh is suitable for both men and women.

Purchasing the Claddagh ring as a gift? Let your loved one know the meaning behind the design with our unique complimentary gift card. One page explains the meanings/origins of the Claddagh design. The other page explains how to wear your Claddagh ring to show your relationship status.
Hallmarked in the Irish Assay Office in Dublin Castle.

Your Claddagh ring will arrive beautifully presented in a luxury custom gift box.

Crown to tip of heart: 8mm.
Weight: approx. 6 grams.
Sizes: 5(J1/2) - 12.5(Y).

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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. 

About the Maker

After over a decade of experience in the jewelry manufacturing industry, Eoghan McGuinness decided it was time to branch off and start his own business, and thus Arnua was born in County Dublin. He distinguished himself by refusing to mass-produce his products, instead handcrafting each piece individually, giving every one the attention and quality of detail it requires. Arnua therefore maintains exceedingly high standard for its products, while McGuinness works with clients to create unique and meaningful custom pieces.

While initially he created custom wedding and engagement rings, McGuinness was also fascinated by ancient Celtic art and the Irish landscape, and so created collections inspired by the Book of Kells, the Claddagh, Ogham writing, and much more.