This section feature popular assortments that includes, but is not limited to, Claddagh bracelets and charms; that is of course in addition to our large collections of Claddagh necklaces and Claddagh earrings. With so many choices we hope that your search is successful in finding the perfect Irish gift, but if we may be of assistance, The Irish Gift House only a friendly phone call away, 877-474-7444.
This collection of Claddagh jewelry was crafted in Ireland by fine Irish jewelers that include Solvar and Tara. You will also find an assortment from TJH, Cailin and Mullingar Pewter.
Please note that our assortment of Claddagh rings and Claddagh bands is so large that we felt compelled to assigned them a separate section that you may access through the main index toward the top of this page. You will find a fantastic assortment that includes emerald engagement rings and diamond Claddagh rings. If your interest is toward something without stones we would like to suggest the sterling silver Claddagh rings or the men's Claddagh rings.
The Claddagh Legend - Early 16th century legend tells that a fishing boat, from the village of Claddagh in Co. Galway, Ireland, was captured by pirates and the crew taken as slaves. One of the crew-members, Richard Joyce, was to have been married the same week he was captured. His bride-to-be was inconsolable. Years went by and Richard became a master of his trade as a gold-smith. His skillful hands shaped a unique ring for the girl he could never forget. The design of the Claddagh ring was born of their love. At the center a heart, symbolizing their love, on top a crown, symbolizing their loyalty, and two hands holding the heart, symbolizing the caring friendship they shared. After eight years, Richard escaped and returned to his native village of Claddagh. He found, to his great joy, that the girl he could not forget had not forgotten him and she had never married. He gave to her the special ring he had crafted. They married soon afterwards, never to be separated again.