Another timeless piece of Celtic jewelry is the Claddagh ring.
Claddagh (pronounced klä d ä) is an ancient village just outside Galway City in Ireland.
The ring gets its origin from Richard Joyce. Captured and taken from his homeland, Joyce was held as a slave in the West Indies. Eventually, he was sold to a Moorish goldsmith, where Joyce learned the art of jewelry making. Joyce eventually gained his freedom, and upon doing so, immediately went back to his homeland and settled down in the village of Claddagh. Here he continued his goldsmith practice by making Celtic jewelry – specifically producing the Claddagh to celebrate his return home and to have a symbol for his love of kin and country. As seen today, the Claddagh has become quite popular as a sign of betrothal as well as friendship and love
Our fine silver jewelry is not only an investment in collectible beauty, the silver itself is investment grade. Each piece of jewelry is cut out of pure silver bullion bars or rounds. We only use silver that comes from mints such as Scottsdale, Sunshine Mining, Englehard and the like. Because we hammer our silver by hand, we are not forced to use sterling silver. Sterling silver has alloys added in order to make it harder. Pure silver is soft but the silversmith can determine it's hardness through the hammering process. All of our jewelry comes with a Recha "R" and is stamped with .999 fs. Unless otherwise noted. We accept custom orders. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We like making you feel beautiful. Last of all, our products are priced modestly based upon our labor. However, when dealing with precious metals the prices will fluctuate, so you might see a pair of earrings go from $135.00 to $145.00. All the best.