Solvar Jewelry Acara Claddagh and Shamrock Pendant $34.95
Acara Claddagh and Shamrock Pendant is sterling silver and comes on an 18 inch sterling chain.The story of the Claddagh goes back to the 1600’s 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.
According to tradition, shamrocks never flower, nor will they grow anywhere outside of Ireland. Legend has it that in the 5th Century Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, used the shamrock to demonstrate that the three persons of the Trinity were like the three leaves of the shamrock. They were held together in one unit by the stem, which was used as a symbol of the Godhead. For centuries, every March 17 Irish people wear springs of shamrocks on their lapels.