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Old 01-31-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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Adam's rings

I was wondering if anyone knows who designed or made Adam's shamrock and/or claddagh rings. I'm quite taken by the designs and want to know if the green elements are gemstones or enamelling.

I know it's quite a specific question, but I'm hoping someone out there has an idea.

Thanks very much.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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The claddagh ring was created by Richard Joyce, a Galway native who was captured by Algerian pirates whilst on a trip to the west Indies.
He was sold as a slave to a goldsmith who trained him in the art of metal working.
Released sometime around 1690, he returned to Galway where he created the Claddagh ring. Earlyest examples of the rimg date back to the 1700`s

The ring symbolizes love (heart), friendship (hands) and loyallty(crowd)
Tradidionally the ring can be worn three different ways.
Worn on the right hand, heart facing out = the wearer searching love.
Worn on the right hand, heart facing in = there are possibilitis. a
Worn on the left hand with the heart facing in = the wearer`s heart is promissed forever.
The ring is usually given as a sign of love and friendship.

Normally the claddagh is made of silver or metal.
I don`t have a clue what kind of stone is on Adam`s ring.
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I know about the design of the claddagh itself, but thank you Manu!

I want to know who designed the specific ring Adam wears because it's quite different from the ones I've seen. Mine, for instance, which is silver, thin, and flat. I've seen gold or gold-plated ones, but nothing like his.
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