Claddagh Ring Pendant
Metal and nacre pendant. With cord
Approx. size : 25 mm
Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given as a friendship or marriage symbol. Two clasped hands hold a heart with a crown. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. Depending on the way it is worn, the ring may have different meanings, such as if the wearer is in a relationship or married.
Nacre (also called mother of pearl), is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs. It is a hard, shining, iridescent material. It is formed in the inner shell of some of the more ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods to repair their damaged shells or to cover some objects inside of them. This is used by some pearl pickers, placing certain small items inside molluscs, knowing they will be covered in nacre, forming pearls or other valuable objects. The molluscs that produce the most beautiful nacre are the Abalone and the Nautilida, among other. Nacre is used in medicine for skin care, as an exfoliant.