The legend of the Claddagh goes back to the sixteenth century, when an Irish man named Richard Joyce was captured from his home in the fishing village of Claddagh and sold into slavery. During his time in slavery, he crafted a Claddagh ring for his love and upon his escape, they were married. Claddagh necklaces bring this iconic symbol of love into a new form. Biddy Murphy’s authentically crafted Irish claddagh necklaces are perfect for sharing the spirit of love, loyalty, and friendship with those who matter the most. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or Christmas, Irish Claddagh necklaces are the perfect reminder of a love that will survive any trial.