Late Victorian Sterling Silver Moveable Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring given as a token of love or worn as a wedding band. Typically represented by 2 hands clasping a heart, and often adorning a crown, the design originated in the Irish village of Claddagh and dates back to the 17th century. The lovely design is said to represent the qualities of love, friendship and loyalty.
A wonderful and unusual Claddagh ring from the late Victorian (ca1900) era! This beautiful ring is made of sterling silver and is comprised of 2 moveable rings that are attached by a single pin hinge. When worn, the ring depicts a detailed design of 2 holding hands with textured sleeve cuffs. When the ring is moved, the hands can be pulled completely apart. It's a fantastic piece with a very unusual design! The inside of the ring is marked "STERLING" and "PAT. NO. 2220408". This fabulous piece would make a great everyday piece and a perfect token to represent one's love, friendship and loyalty!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 6.75 however it could be resized slightly if desired.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear there is no apparent damage to the sterling and the hinged pin moves easily and smoothly and the hands stay secure when worn.