The Irish love their symbols, and perhaps none so much more than the Claddagh symbol. The classic symbol is made up of supportive hands, a solid heart and decorated by the unpretentious crown. The three pictures put together are seen throughout Celtic culture and history. Inscribed into the side of the sterling silver is the word, “friendship” in Irish green. The stark contrast between the green, silver and gold creates a truly Irish piece.
The three images of the Claddagh symbol represent three important virtues: the heart of love, the crown of loyalty and lastly, the hands of friendship. While the complete collection has a meaning all its own, each individual image represents a character as well. The designers at Tara’s Diary Collection have separated the meanings into singular beads to showcase just how important each virtue truly is, on its own. Here, “friendship” reigns supreme.