Part of Boru's Claddagh Collection of Fine Jewelry. Legend has it that the Claddagh symbol was originated by Richard Joyce, a Galway seafarer kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa where he learned the art of a goldsmith. When he was released, nothing could keep him from his beloved Galway where he returned to become a master goldsmith and where he created the Claddagh ring. For centuries this was used as a wedding ring by the fisher folk of Claddagh village, which nestled outside the walls of Galway city in the west of Ireland. Claddaghrings are worn as friendship, engagement or wedding rings depending on how they are worn. Friendship: by placing the ring anywhere on your right hand. Engagement: by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing outwards. Wedding: by placing the ring on the third finger of your left hand with the heart pointing inwards towards your heart. The Claddagh symbols are the Heart for Love, the Crown for Loyalty and the Hands for Friendship.
Boru Jewelry is an award winning manufacturer of fine Celtic Jewelry. It is a family owned and operated business, run by Lisa and Paul O' Neill and is located on the outskirts of Dublin City, at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.
Boru designs, handcrafts and hallmarks all their pieces of Jewelry in Dublin, Ireland. Their workshop employs staff from both Ireland and Europe, highly trained and skilled in crafting Jewelry in all precious metals. Their stone setters are highly trained and adhere to the high standards required when finishing a Boru piece of Jewelry.