Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Featuring The Claddagh Ring ~ Second Chance Tuesday

The Claddagh ring (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) is a traditional Irish ring given as a token of love or worn as a wedding ring. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the city of Galway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century during the reign of Queen Mary II, though elements of the design date to the late Roman period.

The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).

(Information above was selected from wikipedia)

Since March is the month to celebrate an Irish heritage I'm highlighting this ring for Second Chance Tuesday. It is available in my Bella Rosa Shop at a discounted price. With sterling silver going way way up this is a great deal... besides the fact the ring is so charming!

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The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Lovely ring. Thanks for hosting Second Chance Tuesdays!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

And to think - we are headed to Ireland! wonder what other Irish customs we will learn of.

Ms.Daisy said...

What a sweet way to celebrate St.Patty's Day with a delicate Claddagh ring. Hope you have a great SCT today!