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The Story of the Claddagh The whisper of romance lingers within every Claddagh. A gift of Love, crafted in Ireland, it echoes a tale of devotion, retold over centuries. Once upon a time, a young Irish sailor was captured and sold into slavery. Far from his native land, he held the memory of his sweetheart deep in his heart. He never forgot her. Years later, on his safe return to Galway his gift to her was a Claddagh Ring. Forged with the skills he had learnt during his imprisonment, it was a token of his enduring love. “With these hands I give you my heart, and I crown it with my love”. You can add you own chapter to the story even now by how you wear it. On your right hand with its heart facing outwards, it shows that you own heart is not yet taken. Turn its heart inwards and you’ll let admirers know that love is a possibility. But if you wear it on your left hand, with its heart turned inwards towards you own, there can be no doubt. It tells the world: two hearts have joined together forever. Wear it and be part of a never ending love story. With a heritage and tradition of creating jewellery spanning seven decades, each of our pieces is individually designed drawing inspiration from Ireland's rich past and unique icons to provide a cherished memory of Ireland.