This lovely sterling-silver and zirconita scallop shell of the Camino de Santiago has a tiny puffed heart nestling behind it. It is representative of a journey, and also symbolic of love or caring.
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 like this. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.
:)- Sterling silver chainincluded
:)- Information card about Santiago and El Camino (free)
:)- Personal message can be added
:)- Rapid shipping
Description: The scallop shell measures 20mm in length including the hanging bail and the lower part of the shell consists of tiny zirconitas that sparkle in the light. There is a tiny sterling silver heart nestling behind the shell which hangs on an 18" sterling silver trace chain. A 20" length is also available; please choose from the options box when ordering.
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.
This scallop shell with its tiny heart is the perfect present to wish someone a 'buen camino' and a safe journey . . sent with all your love. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.