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Maxine Miller Celtic Claddagh Pendant (Sterling Silver)

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    Maxine Miller Celtic Claddagh Pendant (Sterling Silver)

    Manufacturer: Peter Stone Jewellery
    Product Code: TP3242

    Dictionary Terms Explained

    Peter Stone Jewellery - High quality jewellery manufacturer
    The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.

    Peter Stone

    Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.

    Claddaugh - Love, friendship, loyalty
    The symbol of Claddaugh features two hands supporting a heart with a crown on it. These symbolise:

    Heart - love
    Hands - friendship and faith
    Crown - loyalty and fidelity

    There are different stories about the origin of the Claddaugh ring.

    One is of Richard Joyce, who departed Claddaugh (a small fishing village near Galway city) on a ship bound for the plantations in the West Indies. He was due to be married on his return but Algerian pirates captured his ship and the entire crew were sold as slaves. He was sold to a Moorish goldsmith and soon he became a master of the craft. Years later, in 1689, he was released after William III came to the throne and negotiated an agreement for all prisoners of the Moors to be released. The goldsmith begged Richard Joyce to stay offering him half his wealth and his daughters hand in marriage. But Joyce returned to Claddaugh to find that his true love had never married. He gave her the Claddaugh ring as a sign of his love. They married and he set up a goldsmith shop in Claddaugh. Some of the earliest Claddaugh rings traced do bear the mark RJ (Richard Joyce).

    In the nineteenth century the ring spread out from Ireland helped by the exodus of people during the great famine. Today the ring and other jewellery bearing the symbol of Claddaugh are worn extensively across Ireland. These pieces symbolise commitment, true love and friendship. They are often given as a gift between friends and lovers.

    Maxine Miller
    From designing graphics for A-Lister's in the Movie, TV and Music industries to the top tattoo artists and studios around the world, Maxine's work is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Madonna's Drowned World Tour, the hit TV series "Angel", the Keanu Reeves movie "Constantine", the movie "Batman" and the famed Purple Panther tattoo studio on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood are just a few of the high profile projects Maxine has been commissioned for.

    Maxine Miller

    A profound connection to Ancient Celtic and Wiccan cultures led Maxine to step away from the Hollywood limelight and concentrate on producing works which speak to the symbolism and history of the cultures which speak most fervently to her spirit.

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