Ask anyone in Ireland, and they will be able to explain the Claddagh symbol, and probably have a story to share about it too. It is a classical symbol in Celtic history and culture whose meaning is known to almost all who have seen in. The delicate hands hold within them a solid heart, adorned with a shimmering crown. The three-part symbol is placed upon a gorgeous sterling silver bead encrusted by a Swarovski crystal border. The Claddagh has triple meaning in Celtic history. The hands represent friendship while the heart shows love, and closely watching over each is the crown of loyalty. The jewelers at Tara's Diary Collection put a lot of attention and consideration into the making of each and every single bead. The curves, edges and details you see here were all designed and produced by skilled artists. Wear the bead alone as a shining individual or pair with any of the numerous beads by Origin and Tara's Diary to make a truly unique collection.