Sterling silver pendant, symbol of friendship and loyalty (Irish claddagh symbol)
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. Rings with claddagh symbol are worn by both men and women and are very often handed down from generation to generation. Moreover, it is often used as an engagement or wedding ring. The symbolism is not hidden in the ring only, but also in the way the person is wearing it: right Hand - crown out indicates that the wearer is single and unattached. Right hand - a crown inside wearer is in love. Left hand - the crown out means wearer is engaged. Left hand - the crown inside, the wearer is married. Dimensions without loop approx 30x28 mm, the loop is freely movable, suitable for massive chains, inner loop diameter approx 8x5.5 mm.