A Ghrá - Vintage 10K Gold Claddagh Ring (VR568)
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A Ghrá - Vintage 10K Gold Claddagh Ring. This wonderful ring is crafted from 10K yellow gold, hallmarked 10K and a makers mark. Featuring classic design, Victorian styling and exquisite detail. This lovely vintage example displays dainty and finely detailed decoration. The hands are finely carved, and the ring is delicate, however it is still sturdy and substantial. The shank of the ring is solid, smooth, and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit. The wonderful vintage Claddagh ring would make a perfect friendship, love, engagement or wedding ring for that special someone.
Note: A Ghrà means a romantic love in Gaelic. This particular Claddagh ring has well defined detail and is in pristine condition. A wonderful find and a lovely vintage example.
The Claddagh ring dates back too the 17th century . It is said that the first Claddagh ring was made by a goldsmith named Richard Joyce, who came from Galway in the West of Ireland. The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of the same name in Galway.
The design of the Claddagh shows two hands holding a crowned heart. The meaning is Hand = Friendship, Crown = Loyalty , Heart = Love
Traditionally a Claddagh ring should be worn differently depending on whether you are single, in a relationship, engaged, or married.
Single: Wear the ring on the right hand with the heart facing outward from your body.
In a relationship: Wear the ring on the right hand with the heart facing inwards towards your heart.
Engagement: Wear the ring on the left hand on the third finger with the heart pointing outward from your body. Married: Wear the ring on the left hand with the heart pointing inwards towards your heart.
Measurements: Face of Ring 17.00 mm x 13.00 mm
Weight: 2.00 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/4
Date: Circa 1980