This Round, Silver Claddagh Bead with it's signature Gold Plate Heart is a must-have for anyone who wants a kiss of Ireland in their home. A fine fit for a necklace, bracelet, or other keepsake, this 14 Carat Sterling Silver bead from the Tara's Diary collection is sure to put some glow in the hearts of all who give and receive it. The Claddagh represents represents love, loyalty, and friendship. The hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty. The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the old city walls of Galway, now part of Galway City.