Petite and sweet, our heart-shaped Claddagh Jewellery Box will endear anyone at first sight. Handmade at world-renowned Mullingar Pewter in County Westmeath, and crafted in the same old-school traditions that the company has held fast to since 1974, our Claddagh Jewellery Boxes are some of the most popular items we offer from Mullingar. It is easy to see why.
Measuring 3.5 inches long by 3.25 inches wide by 2 inches high, this box is the perfect size for your small keepsakes, which are protected by the box’s soft, dark crimson lining, and of course the incredibly resilient and polished pewter outer surface. Adorning the center of this wonderful piece is the iconic Claddagh design, first popularized in Ireland during the late 17th century by the silversmith Richard Joyce in County Galway. The design’s popularity throughout the island spread quickly, and it became a popular design to feature on engagement rings. It was also used in necklaces and bracelets, which were shared between close friends as a symbol of undying friendship. Mothers sometimes gave their coming-of-age daughters Claddagh-inspired jewelry as well. Since the days of Joyce, the Claddagh has enjoyed a revival in world-wide popularity, although it is firmly understood to be a Celtic symbol. Our Claddagh Jewellery Box’s other noticeable features include intricate rose engravings circling the lid and sides of the box, and of course you will notice the three cherubs at each of the heart’s points, serving as the pieces’ legs. All of these decorative elements come together to create one of Mullingar’s greatest products, and we could not be more excited by the response our customers are giving to these fantastic little boxes.
Since 1974, Mullingar Pewter has stood as one of Ireland’s greatest producers of pewter giftware and specialty items. Although the Irish have been crafting pewter utensils for nearly a thousand years, the method was lost for many centuries until its revival in the 12th century. At this time however, pewter items were only available to the wealthy upper classes, who used it to decorate the dining tables of their castle halls. Mullingar has played a major role in revitalizing the popular use of fine pewter items as they were originally made all those hundreds of years ago. The craftsmanship possessed by Mullingar’s craftsmen takes years to master, and strictly follows old casting methods and meticulous assembly and hand finishing. The process of creating our Claddagh Jewellery Boxes is no exception to the other fine offerings Mullingar ships, and we are confident if you own any of their other items, you will be just as impressed (if not moreso) when this special jewellery box arrives at your door.
A very low price and free 3-day shipping anywhere in the United States are just two more reasons to order your Claddagh Jewellery Box right away before we run out of stock! Due to their popularity and between wedding and holiday seasons, our jewellery boxes sell very quickly. Be sure to have yours just in time to give your special someone during the perfect occasion, or surprise your wife or girlfriend with her new favorite keepsake box. The hard polished surface of the pewter will last for generations without losing its luster or durability, making our Claddagh Jewellery Box a special heirloom that will be enjoyed for many decades to come.