This beautifully handcrafted Irish Belleek Claddagh Mug Set. An exquisite pair of mugs bearing the iconic Claddagh symbol. Made using Parian China each mug measures 12.2cm w x 10cm h and holds 295ml. About the Makers when you buy a piece of Belleek China you become the owner of a truly unique piece of Irish craftsmanship. No 2 pieces are ever the same. Based in County Fermanagh, Ireland, their materials and techniques have been handed down from generation to generation. Every handle, flower and brush stroke is lovingly applied by hand to create the look and feel that is uniquely Belleek. Only Belleek of the highest quality is ever put on sale. When Belleek was established in 1857 the pottery's founder John Caldwell Bloomfield declared that any piece with even the slightest flaw should be destroyed. 151 years later, this golden principle of perfectionism is still strictly adhered to. Made in Ireland and presented in a Belleek Box. It is Microwave and dishwasher safe. The Irish Claddagh Rings are probably the most culturally rich pieces of jewelry ever recorded in history. The meaning, significance and history of the Claddagh ring has a rich ancient past that dates back to over 300 years. A small fishing village in Galway, Ireland called the Claddagh was where the tradition of the Claddagh rings first started. The word Claddagh itself comes from the Irish term 'An Cladach' that means a 'flat stony shore'. The crown symbolizes Loyalty, the heart – Love and the hands represent Friendship. The meaning and significance of the Claddagh ring is not just in the crown, heart and clasping hands, it also extends to the hand on which the ring is worn and the direction in which the crown on the ring points. Traditionally, in the case of a married or engaged person, Claddagh rings are worn on the left hand with the crown pointing towards the heart.
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