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Camino de Santiago scallop shell necklace ~ gold-plated
A gift for inspiration
Hand-crafted by goldsmiths in Galicia, close to Santiago de Compostela on the northern Iberian peninsular, this pretty, openwork, matte gold-plated sterling-silver scallop shell (concha de vieira) represents the symbol of the Camino de Santiago. The 1,000-year-old route to the great Cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela is known as the Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago - in Spanish).
:)- Gold-plated chain included
:)- Information card about Santiago and El Camino
:)- Personal message can be added
:)- Rapid shipping
If you want to wish your friends or colleagues well and show them how much you care, let us send this meaningful present on your behalf. It is the ideal gift for any special event / occasion, particularly for someone starting out on a new adventure in life - like a new job, travelling afar or even beginning retirement.
Dimensions: This lovely golden scallop shell measures 22mm in length (including the hanging ring) by 17mm in width.
*Larger size scallop shell also available with different hanging arrangement which measures 25mm by 25mm * See Options Box
The pendant is hung on a pretty 16" gold plated rope chain. (An 18" option is also available): Please choose.
The 1,000-year-old Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago - in Spanish), criss-crosses Western Europe, arriving at Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain on the Atlantic coast. Some 200,000 people travel to the city each year from all over the world: Some people walk, others travel by bike. Many travellers choose to do the Camino for personal, rather than any spiritual or religious reasons - taking time out from their busy, modern lives and perhaps finding inspiration along the way, whilst reflecting on their lives in a supportive environment. Many carry with them a Scallop shell symbol. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.
But, whatever somebody’s journey - whether on El Camino itself, on holiday, a business trip, a gap year, trekking, etc, many friends and loved-ones like to pass on a special gift to wish the recipient well on their travels - and safekeeping along the way.
Gift this lovely openwork scallop shell necklace to tell your friends and loved-ones that you are thinking of them . . it's a really meaningful gift. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.