This Claddagh jewelry box is truly a gift of a lifetime, which will never age like the timeless symbol of the Claddagh. This Irish Claddagh jewelry box is handcrafted in Ireland by Mullingar Pewter. The box is covered with a intricate superb design of celtic knot work design, surrounding the famous Irish Claddagh symbol. The heart symbolizes love, the hands, friendship and the crown, loyalty. Measures 5" x 3.25". Mullingar Pewter, based in County Westmeath, Ireland, has always applied the highest standards of design and craftsmanship to produce pewter gifts of the highest quality, continuing a tradition dating back some 800 years. Legend of the Claddagh: The early history of the Claddagh goes back over 400 years to a small fishing village nestled on the shores of Galway Bay. Here the Claddagh became a token of love, loyalty and friendship when a seafaring Spanish goldsmith fell in love with a girl from the Claddagh village and crafted the first Claddagh ring for her. Since that time the Claddagh has become a symbol of love throughout the world. A Claddagh with the heart facing towards one's heart is seen as a proclamation of love and the heart facing away from one's heart is a sign of being uncommitted. The crown is for loyalty, as a man promises to be loyal for life to his bethr...
- ASIN: B0093MMW48
- Color: Pewter
- Brand: The Irish Store - Irish Gifts from Ireland
- ASIN: B0093MMW48Part No: 43237-2