Claddagh ring

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Claddagh ring

(ˈklædə)
n
(Jewellery) (also without capital) Irish any of various elaborately designed rings, esp one in the shape of two hands embracing a heart, given as a token of lasting affection
[from Claddagh, a small fishing village on the edge of Galway city]
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Their new single Pressure Off is out and there's a short story of that name in my book, which features banoffee pie, Claddagh rings and late-night kisses.
Lyle had no close family left in America; his father had been from Mayo (though he'd died before Lyle knew him, and Lyle had never made any great claim to Irishness, that foolishness of so many Americans about green beer and claddagh rings).
Nothing unusual in that, thousands of Irish-Americans do it every year and leave happily clutching an Aran jumper and a few Claddagh rings for the kids back home.
Stuart refused to talk about recent reports that the couple were married after they were spotted wearing matching Claddagh rings.
They made a public display of their feelings by exchanging the Claddagh rings.
In 2001 a precious set of Claddagh rings worth pounds 6,000 were saved minutes before they were to be compressed in the landfill.
SCORES of Claddagh rings have been found by investigators sifting through the ruins of the World Trade Center.
The Claddagh rings, worth thousands of pounds each, had been left in a paper bag by jeweller Jonathan Margetts.
TWO people could be chewing on a fortune this Hallowe'en after a jeweller teamed up with a baker to put two Claddagh rings worth pounds 5,000 in a traditional brack loaf.
I'm going to give the matching Claddagh rings a miss for the moment," he laughed.