A St James Cross is said to promote strength and hope; and of course, it is one of the great travel symbols of the world . . originating from The Way of St James route (and for some, pilgrimage) across Spain.
St James was an original disciple (and possibly a cousin) of Jesus. So this cross has Christian overtones. James is believed to be buried in Santiago de Compostela and, since the Middle Ages, countless pilgrims have visited his tomb - hence the making of The Way of Saint James (El Camino).
So the Cross of Saint James reminds people of a journey - with his cross as an 'espada' or sword protector. This necklace would also make a lovely gift for any Christian event such as a Christening, a first Communion or a Baptism.
Detail: The handcrafted silver and Santiago cross measures 35mm in length including the hanging bail and is 16mm wide. It comes on an 18ins sterling silver diamond-cut curb chain.
Because of history, the St. James Cross can be thought of as a guide and a protector - especially when travelling on a journey. In addition to any value in the Camino symbol itself, or the religious faith that it might represent, the carrying of safety travel charms can also act as REMINDERS TO BE CAREFUL. And this can be a powerful aid to staying safe whilst travelling away from home.