Sterling silver pendant, symbol of friendship and loyalty (Irish claddagh symbol with cross)
Sterling silver pendant, Ag 925/1000. A symbol of friendship and loyalty (Irish claddagh symbol). The basis of jewel are hands carrying a heart with the crown on top of them. Hands are symbolizing not only friendship but also marriage, this custom dates from the Roman period, when the future spouses, to certify the marriage shaked their right hands (dextrarum iunctio). The heart represents love. The crown represents loyalty and devotion. Dimensions without loop approx 40x29 mm, the loop is freely movable, suitable for massive chains, inner loop diameter approx 8x5.5 mm.