The Irish people have an affinity for symbols. One that's held close to every heart on the Emerald Isle is that of the Claddagh image. Shown here in a set of two, perfectly matching earrings, each display features two cuffed hands holding up a rounded heart, with a crown atop the rest. The piece has been delicately specialized with a bending row of glistening cubic zirconia, in the backdrop of a classic silver color scheme.
The Bigger Meaning
Some of the best symbols have multiple meanings. Such is the case with the Claddagh, which has messages inside a larger message. The two hands represent the importance of friendship while the heart they hold represents love, and the crown sits above each beaming with the pride of loyalty. While the entirety of the piece is meant to show life's most special aspects, there are smaller messages inside to remind you that some days you should focus on simply love, or simply friendship.
Putting It All Together
No outfit is complete without stunning jewelry. This set of silver earrings from Shanore offers the best of both worlds. Pair with a pair of simple slacks or a pencil skirt for a discreet yet classy sparkle, or pull your hair back to display them fully with a gorgeous evening gown. Allow them to be your new go-to jewelry item that celebrates your rich Irish heritage.