Product Review | Claddagh Ring | Rebeccas Jewellers

Product Review | Claddagh Ring | Rebeccas Jewellers

Claddagh Ring | Bespoke Traditional Irish Ring

We were asked by a loyal customer to hand craft a traditional ring very close to their families heart. The ring was the Claddagh Ring, a ring which dates right back to the 1840’s. Rebecca’s Jewellers very willingly took on this task and my oh my what a stunning result we got and what a happy client we have made.

It just so happens that Rebecca’s Jewellers have created another ring to put on sale in there flagship branch on Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside. Feel free to pop in for a good look at the ring – even book an appointment and let our friendly staff have the kettle on ready for your arrival by clicking CONTACT US

So what is the Claddagh Ring? | The Legend of the Claddagh

The Legend of the Claddagh Ring is the story of the mystical and beautiful Claddagh Ring, first told over 300 years ago in the ancient fishing village of the Claddagh, outside the walls of the City of Galway on the west coast of Ireland.

Passed down through the generations, this romantic story centers on a man named Richard Joyce and the ring he created.

Legend has it that shortly before he was due to be married, a fisherman Richard Joyce was captured at sea by pirates and sold into slavery in Algeria.

He became the property of a rich Moorish goldsmith, who sensing his potential began to train him in his craft. In time Richard Joyce became a fully proficient master craftsman and with thoughts of the girl he had left behind close to his heart, he fashioned the first Claddagh Ring. The heart symbolizing love, the pair of hands representing friendship and the crown for loyalty and fidelity.

In 1689 after an agreement with King William III to release all his subjects held in slavery, Richard Joyce found himself once more a free man.

His master, who had by now grown very fond of him offered his only daughter in marriage and half his wealth, if he would remain in Algiers, but Joyce declined and returned home to Galway.

There he found that his sweetheart had waited for his return, and presenting her with the Claddagh Ring they were married.

The Claddagh Ring merges the basic ‘clasped hand design’ of Fede Rings with a heart and a crown signifying Love, Friendship and Loyalty or Fidelity. These rings were kept with great pride as family heirlooms, which were passed lovingly down from mother to daughter on her wedding day.

The design has now become very popular internationally, its spread being helped by the vast exodus from Ireland during the great famine in 1845-1849. The simplicity of the ring and the symbolism it conveys make it the perfect gift for a friend or loved one.

Fede or “Faith rings” date from Roman times and were popular in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. They are distinctive in that the bezel is cut or cast to form two clasped hands that symbolize faith and trust. Early examples are on view at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.

How to wear the Claddagh Ring…

Claddagh rings were originally worn in the village of The Claddagh in Galway, Ireland and their traditional purpose at that time was to show marital status.

If one was courting, the claddagh ring would be worn on the right hand with the heart facing outwards to show your heart had not yet been taken.

Once a betrothal had been decided the claddagh ring would be worn on the right hand but turned in so the heart faced inwards and this was to show that your heart had now been taken.

Claddagh rings were originally worn in the village of The Claddagh in Galway, Ireland and their traditional purpose at that time was to show marital status.

If one was courting, the claddagh ring would be worn on the right hand with the heart facing outwards to show your heart had not yet been taken.

Once a betrothal had been decided the claddagh ring would be worn on the right hand but turned in so the heart faced inwards and this was to show that your heart had now been taken.

Upon marriage, the claddagh ring was then transferred to the left hand with the heart still turned inwards as a sign of the commitment and love between the two people and this was their wedding band.

Over time the popularity of the claddagh design grew and now, people all over the world give and receive the claddagh ring. It is given as a gift to friends as a sign of friendship and to loved ones they hold dear as a sign of love and commitment thus carrying on the age old message of Love (the heart), Loyalty (the crown) and Friendship (the hands).

WHEN WORN ON YOUR LEFT HAND WITH THE HEART TURNED INWARDS:

The world will know that 2 hearts have forever joined together.

WHEN WORN ON YOUR LEFT HAND WITH THE HEART TURNED INWARDS:

This shows the world you have consideration for love.

WHEN WORN ON YOUR RIGHT HAND WITH THE HEART TURNED OUTWARDS:

The world will know that your heart is available to be shared.

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Claddagh Ring | Traditional Irish Rings | Rebeccas Jewellers
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Product Review | Rolex Sea-Dweller | Rebeccas Jewellers

Product Review | Rolex Sea-Dweller | Rebeccas Jewellers

ROLEX SEA DWELLER | SLEEK STYLE WITH FUNCTIONALITY

Rolex Sea Dweller

Product Review – Rolex Sea Dweller – by Rebeccas Jewellers

Each month we will be featuring a product we recommend to our clients, this month is the Rolex Sea Dweller watch. The original oyster perpetual Rolex Sea Dweller Submariner 2000 (200ft depth) was first available in 1967 after being based on the Submariner. Sleek style with functionality is still a trademark of the Rolex Sea-Dweller today.

So what does this watch have to offer?

Like all Rolex dive watches it’s appeal is it’s remarkable depth rating and unbeatable design. The big brother to the 2000 was the Sea-Dweller 4000 that boasts a 1,220 m (4,000 ft) depth rating, one that’s rarely matched by other manufacturers. The current models include the unique helium escape valve for saturation diving, a feature early Sea-Dwellers did not. The Sea-Dwellers magnificent poise and unparalleled specifications make it a watch for divers, enthusiasts and watch lovers the world over.

How much can I save on the Submariner at Rebeccas?

We are starting the month of August with a special for those in the market for this piece of watch history. The Sea-Dweller recommended retail is usually (£6,950.00) and with the quality and overwhelming style the Sea-Dweller is worth every penny, but we want to go one step further, and offer it to Rebeccas Jewellers blog readers for (£4,995.00 – Now £4,899.00) as a welcoming present to the new website and blog.

Be sure to stay up to date with all our product reviews and offers each month as well as tip’s and tricks to keep your jewellery in the best possible condition. If you would like to arrange a visit to our store and check our range of Rolex watches book a meeting here, so we can have the kettle on for you when you arrive.

BEST SELLER | NOW AVAILABLE – IN STOCK!!

To order the Rolex Sea Dweller please contact us on 01704 538011 and tell us you have found the offer on this blog or alternatively email sales@rebeccasjewellers.com and quote: “SeaDwellerBlog Aug2016 Offer” so that we know you’ve found us through here.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Product Review | Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Product Review | Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Since summer is in full swing there are weddings and proposals at every door, with that in mind we are turning our product review to the enticing Diamond Halo Engagement Ring.

Specifications of this beauty?

This stunning Solitaire is surrounded by an amazing halo of 22 smaller diamonds. The small diamonds down either side of the wishbone shoulders total 1.26ct. While the weight of main Solitaire Diamond (Carat) – 0.77ct. Si clarity, G-H colour. It’s beauty and stature stand alone in its class finding its way to any woman’s heart.

Our deal to you…

Well it really is summer and we have a hot deal on this amazing engagement ring. The recommended retail/ replacement cost is £6,045.00. Previously priced in-store £3,750.00, we can offer a further saving of £300.00 with our special online discount. This drops it back to £3,450.00 (a total saving of £2,595.00) which really is a scorching deal. You can view and order this majestic piece here.

If you would like to arrange a viewing in store you can do so by filling out the contact form to the right with the #halospecial in the comment section along with your name and contact phone number and we can arrange a meeting in store. If you love the piece you can also purchase it online with shipping all over the United Kingdom as well as the rest of the world.

We are always looking at bettering our service to our readers and shoppers, if there is something we can do better please complete our online form here with all your details. Also if there is a product you would like to see reviewed comment below.

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Product Review | Solitaire Diamond Ring

Product Review | Solitaire Diamond Ring

Solitaire Diamond Ring

Part of our product review section is to show our customers how diverse and unique our range of products are, this week is no different as we are featuring the stunning Solitaire Diamond Ring. The word solitaire, in context means singular, or alone. As for when its used to describe certain jewelry types, such as an engagement ring, solitaire engagement rings describe a single diamond or gemstone that is set into an engagement ring. However this solitaire diamond ring sits head and shoulders above the rest, as we a sure most men feel about their girlfriends they are about to ask.

So what makes this ring so unique?

Well there are two yes both the engagement and wedding band in 18ct White Gold Rings. The solitaire diamond ring is a stunning Round Brilliant Diamond Solitaire with 6 small diamonds down either side of the shoulders. That weighs of main Solitaire Diamond 1.01ct (1.28ct approx total weight). While the matching wedding band has approximately 0.50ct total weight. All high quality, high colour diamonds – H SI (matching stones). These rings complement each other in a stunning array of beauty and sparkle, there is no question that this combination is unparalleled for any couple to be.

Just a viewing at Rebecca’s Jewellers?

We know that a viewing alone is all you will need to see the true beauty of these rings. But we are willing to go one step further and offer our online clients a reduced price from the original £6,299.00 to an amazing £5,699.00. You can see the discounted price and product description right here. But don’t stop there arrange a viewing of these stunning rings by filling out a contact form on the right to insure you see these rings in all there glory.
Also be sure to stay up to speed with all our product reviews and offers each month as well as tip’s and tricks to keep your jewellery in the best possible condition. If there is anything you would like reviewed please comment below and let us know. If you found these ring amazing as well did hit the share button below as well.

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Product Review | Ladies 18ct Pearl-Master Rolex Watch

Product Review | Ladies 18ct Pearl-Master Rolex Watch

Ladies Pearl Master

Each month we will be featuring a product we recommend to our clients, this month is the 18ct Ladies Pearl-master watch. In 1945 Rolex launched the model Datejust to market. It is one of the first chronometer’s in the world with automatically changing date display. Some say one of the most iconic watches in history, while the ladies Pearl Master model is a new, very elegant version of the Lady-Datejust.

So what does this watch have to offer?

The 18ct Ladies Pearl Master is in a league of its own, elegant yet tough like all Rolex watches. There’s an air of grace to the Pearl Master that other watches just lack. A bold symbol of stature and uniqueness that puts this watch in a league of its own.  They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex’s commitment to excellence begins at the source.

How much can I save on the 18ct Ladies Pearl Master at Rebecca’s Jewellers?

We are ending the month of June with a special for those in the market for this piece of watch history. The recommended retail is usually (£22,150) and with the quality and overwhelming style the Pearl Master is worth every penny, but we want to go one step further and offer it to Rebecca’s Jewellers blog readers, for (£10,795) as a welcoming present to the new website and blog.

You can check out our range of Pearl Masters right here.

Be sure to stay up to date with all our product reviews and offers each month as well as tip’s and tricks to keep your jewellery in the best possible condition. If you would like to arrange a visit to our store and check our range of Rolex watches, book a meeting here, so we can have the kettle on for you when you arrive.

18ct Pearl Master