The Celts lived in western and central Europe in the 1st millennium BC. Celtic mythology, which included earth gods, various woodland spirits, and sun deities, was particularly rich in elfin demons and guardian spirits, beings that still pervade the lore of peoples of Celtic ancestry. The claddagh is a symbol of Ireland. Created in the 1600s in a small fishing village outside Galway. Two people come together in a deep friendship, signified by hands. Crowning this relationship with their loyalty and fidelity. It measures about 1 1/4″ high and is new and unused pewter material and comes on a black woven 34″ long adjustable cord. Each pendant comes with a Celtic symbol card with descriptions of each of the 12 different Celtic Visions designs. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.