This silver-plated pewter large cladding ring charm has been lightly oxidized to give it a lovely antique finish. This Claddagh charm features two hands surrounding a crowned heart, which forms the cladding, a traditional Irish symbol. It is two-sided with the same design ion both sides of the charm and is 24.5 mm long and 20 mm wide.
This charm is large in size and full of detail. Looks great used as a pendant.
TierraCast items are made from high-quality lead-free pewter. The hole measures 1.6mm for 14 gauge thick loop.
Claddagh ring meaning:
Medieval Romans also had rings with hands, but they were joined instead of holding a heart. These were often offered as an engagement ring or wedding ring. They called their rings fede rings.
The design is from the 1600's. The design was created in Ireland in a fishing village called Claddagh from the area of Galway. The design is comprised of a heart representing love, hands representing friendship and a crown representing loyalty.