Amethyst Dublin Claddagh Brooch Pin $39.95

Description

Silver Plated Celtic Brooch with colored enamel and faceted stones.

Legend: The Tara Brooch is a Celtic brooch from about 700AD. It is generally considered to be the most impressive of over 50 elaborate Irish Brooches. It was supposedly found in August 1850 on the beach at Bettystown, Co. Meath. The finder, a woman and her two young sons claimed to have found it in a box buried in the sand. It was sold to a Dublin Jeweller who named it the "Tara Brooch." It now resides in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

The story of the Claddagh goes back to the 1600s when the first ring was made in Claddagh on the edge of Galway City. By tradition it is taken to signify the wish that love and friendship should reign supreme. Two hands cradling a crowned heart: The Heart for Love, the Hands for Friendship, the Crown for Loyalty.