Just about everyone knows the symbolism of the Shamrock, but the "Claddagh" might be new to some folks. According to the good ol' Wikipedia, the Claddagh is:
"a traditional Irish ring, given in friendship or worn as a wedding ring. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the old walls of the city of Galway. The ring was first produced in the 17th century during the reign of Queen Mary II, though elements of the design are much older. The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). The expression which was associated with these symbols in the giving of the ring was: "Let love and friendship reign."
Robin Rotenier cufflinks are sophisticated and whimsical, enabling the owner to display his personal passion for everything from golf to dirt biking to big game hunting. Each of the 400+ models was carved by hand by Robin Rotenier himself. Cufflinks shown here are made of sterling silver and plated in Rhodium.
Because all of Robin Rotenier's cufflinks & men's jewelry pieces are made by hand, customization is an option. Custom designs can be made, and precious stones can be added to some designs. Garnets can be put in as eyes on the Skull Cufflinks, a stone as the seal on the Envelope cufflinks, a green peridot (olive) or citrine (lemon twist) stone in the Martini Glass cufflinks, or black spinels in the eyes of the Piggyhead cufflinks are just a few examples. Please contact us about options in Rose Gold (pink vermeil), 18K gold vermeil, or the use of precious stones on certain models.
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