Our petite and sleek pewter heart-shaped Claddagh Ring box is the perfect addition to any dresser or desktop in need of some Celtic charm. Handmade at one of Ireland’s most renowned pewter giftware manufacturers, Mullingar Pewter, each ring box passes through the hands of numerous craftsmen with years of training in the old historical ways of pewter-crafting. Each of our Claddagh Ring Boxes is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that will undoubtedly impress anyone who receives it, and they will also know just how special they are to you when they notice the iconic Claddagh design delicately placed over the gently domed lid of the heart-shaped container.
Measuring at 2.2 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall, our beautiful little Claddagh Ring Box is big enough to hold your most treasured keepsake, such as a family ring, pendant, or precious stone. The box’s subtle, classic design makes it easy to place anywhere in your home as it will complement the look of any piece of furniture you choose to place it on. Anyone who catches a glance at this wonderful piece will immediately know something very special lives inside it. And the thick, black felt lining covering the inside of the box ensures that whatever is placed within it stays completely safe and protected from the outside world. It is a hefty little piece made from 100% pure pewter sourced entirely in Ireland, and the box’s value is immediately apparent from the first moment you lift it up and hold it in your hand.
It is believed that the Claddagh design was first popularized in Ireland during the late 17th century by a silversmith named Richard Joyce who lived in County Galway. The design’s popularity throughout the island spread quickly, and it became a popular 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. We are very fortunate that Ireland’s jewelers and giftware manufacturers feel as strongly as we do about paying homage to the proud tradition of the Claddagh’s symbolism and beautiful, timeless design.
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 result is something truly special that hundreds of our customers have been lucky enough to enjoy, and we could not be more excited to offer one of Mullingar’s most beautiful and popular items.
Our Claddagh Ring Boxes make wonderful gifts for the special lady in your life for practically any occasion. Whether you want to commemorate an engagement, special anniversary, or some other event, our Claddagh Ring Box is the perfect solution. And with free 3-day shipping anywhere in the United States, you’ll receive your box just in time to give as that special gift you’ve been looking for! Don’t delay in ordering yours today.