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St James cross with scallop shell necklace ~ two-tone, silver
A precious gift of faith - with the soul of Santiago
This enchanting sterling-silver cross, is the Cross of St James (Cruz de Santiago) - with scallop shell, handcrafted in Spain. 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.
:)- Sterling silver chain included
:)- Information card about the Way of St James
:)- Personal message can be added
:)- Rapid shipping
Wish your friends or loved-ones well by sending them this truly meaningful present. It is the ideal gift to show someone that you really care and that you are thinking of them.
Dimensions: The cross measures 35mm in length including the hanging ring, by 18mm wide, and 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 this hand-crafted St. James Cross (believed to promote strength and hope) to inspire your friends or family and help them to be resolute and strong. Would make a lovely gift for a Christian event. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents (with an information card) - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.