Jewellery and gifts with meaning to wish luck, protection, safekeeping, success and well-being
Compostela earrings, turquoise + silver
A unique jewellery gift with meaning
These beautiful sterling-silver scallop shell and turquoise earrings make a unique and eye-catching gift. The shell shape is symbolic of El Camino de Santiago (the 1,000-year-old route to the great Cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela) and, along with the addition of the real turquoise gems, they make a truly stunning piece of jewellery with meaning. Some 200,000 travellers journey along the Way of St James each year from all over the world, and many carry with them a scallop shell symbol like the ones in these earrings. And Turquoise is also said to be a lucky stone, and supposedly a stone of happiness (partly because it is historically a symbol of love).
:)- Optional information card about Santiago and El Camino (free)
:)- Personal message can be added
:)- Rapid shipping
Wish your friends and loved-ones well by sending them this beautiful and meaningful present. It could make the ideal gift for any special event / occasion. Turquoise has been prized for thousands of years and is said to have a calming effect and to be a stone of protection. As the modern birthstone for December, it would make an ideal Christmas gift for people born December 23 and January 20.
Dimensions: The earrings measure approx 58mm in length including the sterling silver wires. They consist of turquoise gemstones, silver-coated washers and sterling silver scallop shells and earwires.
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. At least 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 like this. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.
Gift these delightful scallop and turquoise earrings to inspire your friends. They come gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.