A gift of inspiration and caring - especially for those on a journey or starting something new
This beautiful gold-vermeil scallop shell necklace (concha de vieira) represents the symbol of the Camino de Santiago.
The 1,000-year-old Way of St. James criss-crosses Western Europe, arriving at Santiago de Compostela through Northern Spain. Modern travellers do the Camino for personal, spiritual and/or religious reasons - many simply taking time out from their busy, modern lives for a bit of peace and quiet.
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 travellers. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way and many carry a scallop shell token or keepsake like this necklace . . which is why the Scallop Shell has become a symbol for travellers - or for people setting out on a new journey or starting something new.
Detail: The Camino de Santiago charm pendant measures 15mm in length (20mm including the hanging bail) by 13mm in width. It is made of 24ct gold-plated sterling silver (gold vermeil) and hangs on a fine 16" gold-filled trace chain. 18" 20" option is also available with extender (choose in Option Box).