The heart of this Claddagh ring resonates in plush red. Two sterling silver hands reach from the band and hold the heart tenderly, while a beaded crown tops it with fanfare. Lovely little diamonds nestled on either side of the central July birthstone, a ruby, add a scintillating touch.
The original Claddagh design debuted in the 17th century. Having been kidnapped on a sea voyage, an Irish servant spent years in captivity with a goldsmith who transformed him into an artful craftsman. When this man finally returned to his longtime love in Galway, he gave her this ring in an oath to spend the rest of his life by her side. Today, as they develop new Claddagh designs, ShanOre experts play with textures and colors to appeal to the tastes of contemporary women.
People born in July are commonly known to be witty and sympathetic, and to forgive easily. The vivid shade of this manmade ruby would tell the story of its owner's character her sharp, clever humor and the openness of her heart. It would be impossible for any observer to ignore her intense fondness for life and for her partner, qualities that virtually glow from this gem on her finger.