Rings

Handmade .925 Sterling Silver Celtic Heart Knot Claddagh or Fede Ring


$59.00

  • Details
    The origins of the Claddagh design dates back to pagan Rome. The clasped hands design was often used as an official Roman pledging symbol. Later, rings adorned with clasped hands, known as “fede rings” or faith rings, became popular in Europe and were exchanged as symbols of affection. 17th-century Irish craftsmen contributed their own distinctive variations which is recognized as the traditional and widely recognized Irish Claddagh ring.

    This minimalist design in the style of Celtic knot-work was actually inspired by one of my customers. She gave me several gold rings to melt down for a new custom ring, one of them was very similar to this one. I liked the design so much I carved my own version in wax. Turns out this ring was quite meaningful to my customer’s mother, when she learned it was in danger of being melted down she was very opposed to it. Lucky for them I had delayed melting down the ring in order to study the design and adapt it, the ring was saved from the fire of my crucible.

    Each ring I create begins its life as a unique carved wax model which is then cast in .925 Sterling Silver. After all finishing work is completed it is coated in a layer of black patina to emphasize the raised portions of the design. The piece is then brought back to a high polish to contrast. All of the work from the wax model to the casting and finishing is performed by me in house at the Drakenforge workshop. No metal is ever wasted when creating these pendants, up to 30% of the metal is recycled from previous castings.

    This is a new design for my shop, as such I do not have much variation yet. I plan on adding a stone setting, possibly casting separate parts of the ring in gold then joining it with the sterling for a multi-metal contrast look. If you have any ideas for modifications or adaptions you would like to see I would be happy to make a custom listing for you and give you a great price break on materials for your new design ideas. I am more than willing to produce exactly what you want.

    This ring is shipped to you in a gift box with care instructions.

    Note for customers outside the United States
    Recently there have been shipping delays for international orders. If at checkout you choose First Class International Package Service it may take up to 2 months for you to receive your order. The other international shipping options do not seem to be as delayed.
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    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.