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St James cross + scallop shell necklace, sterling silver, large
A spectacular gift said to promote strength and hope
This stunning sterling silver cross is the Cross of St James (Cruz de Santiago) - with an additional concha scallop shell hand-crafted onto the face. 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). Over 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.
:)- Sterling silver chain included
:)- Information card about the St James Way in Spain
:)- Personal message can be added
:)- Rapid shipping
Wish your friends or loved-ones well by sending them this truly meaningful present. It would make a really special gift for any special event / occasion of a religious nature (Christmas, Christening, 1st Communion, Easter, and so on) and to show someone that you really care.
Dimensions: This substantial cross measures 48mm in length including the hanging bail and 34mm wide. It comes with an 18ins sterling silver snake chain. (20ins length also available - Please choose in options box).
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 a St. James Cross (believed to promote strength and hope) to inspire your friends or family and help them to be courageous and strong in their lives. Would make a spectacular gift for a someone with Christian beliefs. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.