The Claddagh in this gold and silver pendant symbolizes love and devotion, and evokes the words of the Irish sailor who first crafted it for his sweetheart: “With these hands I give you my heart, and I crown it with my love”. Its symbols are said to represent love (heart), friendship (hands) and loyalty (crown). This sterling silver Claddagh pendant with a ten karat heart of gold at the center is both classic and pretty. It has been Irish hallmarked in Dublin castle. See our 'Solvar Silver & 10k Gold Claddagh Earrings' and 'Solvar Silver & 10k Gold Claddagh Ring' for a matching set to this necklace.