This bangle features the Claddagh (Kla - Da) symbol, originating from the infamous Claddagh ring. The design is encapsulated by the phrase; "Let love and friendship reign". Designed by Richard Joyce over 400 years ago, who was captured by Algerian pirates during his travels to the West Indies. He was sold to a Moorish goldsmith where he worked until he was released. Despite persuasion to stay, Joyce returned to his native Galway where he continued to work as a goldsmith.