'Ernmas' Claddagh Irish Watch
Ernmas Ladies Claddagh Irish Watch. Elegant freshwater river pearls bracelet with a crystal set silver-plated watch and an embossed Claddagh dial. Quartz movement with a 3 year battery. Please allow up to 5 days for watch to dispatch even with our express shipping service.
The Claddagh The Hand Signifies Friendship, the Crown Loyalty, And the Heart Love The tradition of the Claddagh Symbol dates back to the 16th Century when Richard Joyce, a native of the west of Ireland was captured by Algerian Corsairs while on his way to the West Indies. He was sold as a slave to a wealthy Moorish goldsmith who trained him in the craft. His master took a great liking to him and offered him his freedom which Richard happily accepted. He returned to his native country and settled down in the ancient village of Claddagh in the west, where he designed and made the first Claddagh ring. It soon became very popular with local people as a Betrothal or Wedding Symbol. Today, because of this tradition, the Claddagh continues to grow in popularity and is used internationally as a sign of great friendship and love.