Legend has it that the original creator of the Claddagh ring, an Irish silversmith by the name of Richard Joyce, was enslaved in North Africa in the 17th century and spent 14 years in captivity. Upon his release, he returned to the tiny Galway fishing village where his sweetheart was waiting and presented her with the very first Irish Claddagh ring. Its heartfelt message of Love, Loyalty and Friendship remains as potent as ever today and we have gathered a stunning collection of Irish Claddagh rings for men and women, all for your perusal, a gift to be cherished and the ultimate token of Irish love. Feast your eyes on the beautiful craftsmanship of our silver Claddagh rings with sparkling birthstones and rich Connemara Marble, or browse our range of gold Claddagh rings, hallmarked at Dublin Castle and featuring emerald hearts and diamond insets. "With these hands, I give you my heart and crown it with my loyalty."