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Camino de Santiago memento - scallop shell bead

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Camino de Santiago memento - scallop shell bead 00714

A magical charm bead - with real significance

Our sterling-silver European-style commemorative* bead, with the Santiago scallop shell charm, is a little treasure - and there aren't many left.

:)- Gift-Wrapped

:)- Information card about Santiago and El Camino

:)- Personal message can be added

:)- Rapid shipping


The 1,000-year-old pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is known as the Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago - in Spanish). Some 200,000 pilgrims travel to the city each year from all over the world to find inspiration and/or deeper spiritual understanding. Many carry with them a Scallop shell symbol like this - believed to promote strength and hope.

But this bead is special because of it's commemorative* markings . . since Xacobeo 2010 was a Holy Year:

In other words, this special and unique commemorative bead bears the inscription 2010 because that year was a Holy Year in Santiago - since the Feast of St James (on 25th July), fell on a Sunday. The next time that this will occur is in 2021. In these special 'Años Santos' or Jacobean years, pilgrims going to mass in the Cathedral in Santiago can obtain a plenary indulgence, absolving them of their sins.

Description: Bead measures 7mm wide and 5mm high with a 4mm hole to fit most European-style bracelets and necklaces, or leather ones too. Please note, no bracelet is included although we can supply exceptional value bracelets separately. Scallop measures 8 x 7mm;

Remind your friends or loved ones to be resolute and positive by sending them this really special and meaningful present. Perfect for personalising a bracelet.

NOTE: In 2010, over 272,000 pilgrims completed the final 100 km walk to Santiago and qualified for the 'Compostela' or certificate. The Way of St. James criss-crosses Western Europe, arriving at Santiago through Northern Spain. It is generally regarded as a journey of the body, mind and spirit. Modern pilgrims choose to do the Camino for personal, spiritual and/or religious reasons - or simply to take time out from their busy, modern lives. For many, the walk is to find inspiration - improving their outlook on life, bringing them into closer contact with nature and expanding their cultural horizons through contact with other pilgrims. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.


Gift our scallop shell charm bead to inspire your friends and help them to be fortunate and safe in their life. Comes gift-wrapped - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.

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More information about El Camino and La Concha scallop shell of St James - La vieira concha de Santiago

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A truly unique gift to promote strength and hope Camino de Santiago memento - scallop shell bead This commemorative bead bears the inscription 2010 because that year was a Holy Year in Santiago Information card that can be sent with the gift Año Santo or Holy Year commemorative bead A gift full of meaning Camino de Santiago memento - scallop shell bead