The Claddagh rings legend comes from a story about a fisherman Richard Joyce from a village called "Claddagh" on the west coast of Ireland. He was captured by pirates and sold into slavery to a Moorish goldsmith where we learnt the trade. Many years later when freed he returned to "Claddagh", to marry his childhood sweetheart and started manufacturing Claddagh Rings. As Irish people started to travel the world, so the legend of Claddagh rings spread. The traditional Claddagh Celtic Symbols - heart for love, hands for friendship and crown for loyalty.The ring is measured in 8mm width and 2mm thick.