More about itemThe Claddagh ring is named after its birthplace, Claddagh, a former fishing village on the west coast of Ireland. Various stories tell the story of the creation of the ring's design. One romantic legend tells of a man named Richard Joyce, who was supposed to be married to his true love. According to the story, he was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery, where he worked for a goldsmith and learned to design jewelry. He created a ring with the Claddagh design, and when he eventually managed to escape slavery, he brought the ring back with him. His beloved had never married during his long absence, so he gave her the ring he'd made while in slavery, and they were married immediately. Size 15cm.