Hand polished 10k/14k Yellow Gold is the metal of choice for this timeless European design. It features a glistening green Simulated Peridot gem that radiates in the light. The Claddagh design dates back to Roman times, when clasped hands were a gesture that symbolized pledging vows. More recently, the Claddagh has become a traditional Irish design, symbolizing friendship as well as being used as engagement and wedding rings. Peridot is the primary birthstone of August. Our pendants are proudly handcrafted in our California factory. Please note that this pendant does not come with a chain.