A gorgeous and meaningful statement this pendant features the Claddagh symbol bearing two hands encasing a heart that is adorned with a crown and a sterling silver circle that is embellished with Swarovski crystals. The traditional Claddagh design is a symbol of the key elements of a beautiful and cherished relationship. The hands represent friendship and support a heart that stands for love. The crown atop the heart describes the loyalty that accompanies the commitment in a lasting relationship. There are many myths surrounding the origin of the Claddagh ring including that of Richard Joyce who was enslaved away from his love for years after being taken captive. He crafted the ring in honor of her and presented it to her upon his eventual release as a token of his undying love. As a testament of love the sparkling Swarovski crystals and the romantic design make this the perfect gift to give to a girlfriend fiancee or wife. Show your faithful commitment to her while highlighting the parts of your relationship that you hold dear such as friendship, love and loyalty.