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Dog tag ~ Santiago cruz, sterling silver
. . a unique hand-crafted gift of faith
This handsome silver dog tag is a lovely piece of jewellery from the Iberian Peninsula. It bears a hand-carved cross - the Cross of St James (Cruz de Santiago), carefully worked by silversmiths in Galicia, close to A Coruña, in northern Spain.
:)- Sterling silver chain included
:)- Information card about the St James Way
:)- 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 St James's Cross - believed to promote strength and hope.
Wish your friends or loved-ones well by sending them this meaningful present. It is the ideal gift for any special event / occasion and to show someone that you really care about them.
Dimensions: Dog tag measures 44mm in length including the hanging bail and comes with a 20ins sterling silver belcher chain.
In Xacobeo 2010 - a Holy Year (Año Santo) in Spain because the Feast of St James (on 25th July) fell on a Sunday, 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 this hand-crafted silver dog-tag featuring the St. James Cross to inspire your friends and loved-ones and help them to be fortunate, safe and strong in their life. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.