Ideal gift for someone who loves travelling or is embarking on new beginnings
Hand-crafted by goldsmiths in Galicia, northern Spain, this lovely gold-plated sterling-silver scallop shell is the symbol of El Camino de Santiago . . and a symbol of life's journey in general. Indeed, this Jakobsweg necklace from the Way of St. James would make a lovely gift for a Camino fan of the Camino de Santiago, but also as a Camino inspired gift for someone who is starting out on something new . . new beginnings.
Shells are symbols of birth and protection and, particularly in Christianity, the scallop shell is the symbol of re-birth representing salvation (as witnessed by its ceremonial use in baptism):
Some 200,000 people travel El Camino each year: But many choose to do the Camino for personal, rather than any spiritual or religious reasons - taking time out from their busy modern lives and perhaps finding inspiration along the way, whilst reflecting on their life in a supportive environment. Many carry with them a Scallop Shell like this. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.
Details: This gold vermeil scallop shell measures 20mm long by 20mm wide, and hangs on a 40cm (15.75") gold-plated curb chain. [We also sell this scallop shell hanging on a fine tan-coloured double cord of 44cm (17") long. Please choose in Options box.]