This is a vintage figural Irish themed brooch. It is circular in design with a scalloped edge. The top edge features multicolored pave set rhinestones. The lower portion features the hands clasped around a heart topped with a crown. The frame finish is silver tone. The closure is a safety locking clasp soldered to the frame with a straight pin stem. This brooch is in very good condition. Size is 1 1/4 inches in width by 1 3/8 inches in length.
Origins of Claddagh jewelry comes fro the fishing village of Galway, Ireland. The two hands clashed around the heart represents friendship. The heart represents love and the crown represents loyalty/fidelity.
Vintage Claddagh silver tone circular Brooch with rhinestones