A souvenir of Camino de Santiago - with real significance
This sterling-silver commemorative* bead bracelet, with the Santiago scallop shell charm, is a little treasure . . there aren't many of them left.
Every year, some 200,000 people travel "El Camino" - the so-called 'Way of St James' in Spain, to find inspiration and to reflect on their lives in a supportive environment. Many carry with them a scallop shell symbol like this, which is indicative of travellers the world over, and a lovely souvenir too.
But the silver bead on this bracelet is special because of it's commemorative* markings: The bead bears the inscription 2010 because 2010 was a Holy Year in Santiago (Xacobeo 2010) because the Feast of St James (always on 25th July), fell on a Sunday. In these special 'Años Santos' or Jacobean years, pilgrims can go to mass in the Cathedral in Santiago to obtain a plenary indulgence, which is said to absolve their sins.
Description: This unique Camino de Santiago bracelet features the commemorative bead, which is hand-fashioned by craftsmen in Galicia, northern Spain (close to the Way of St James route) mounted on finest Italian leather cord alongside four 925 silver beads and sterling silver ends. It measures 7.5ins (19.5cms) in length PLUS there is a 5cm extender chain so it is suitable for most wrist sizes.
All our jewellery ships gift-wrapped with an information card (see photo) - which you could use if you wanted to give the item as a gift.
This bracelet can remind us of a special trip (or desire to go) to Santiago de Compostela.