Stunning Cross of St James necklace with additional concha scallop shell
Hand-crafted by silversmiths in Galicia, northern Spain, close to the route of El Camino de Santiago.
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, northwest Spain and, since the Middle Ages, countless pilgrims have visited his tomb - hence the making of The Way of Saint James (El Camino) - the pilgrimage in Spain to visit the Cathedral there. So the Cross of Saint James reminds people of this journey . . this 'Camino', and journeys in general, with his cross as an 'espada' or sword protector.
This substantial and striking Cruz de Santiago measures 48mm in length including the hanging bail and 34mm wide. It comes with an 20ins sterling silver snake chain.
Because of its history, the Saint James cross can be thought of as a protector . . for safety. Couple this (as in this pendant) with the Scallop Shell of El Camino and you have a great charm necklace offering protection while travelling on a journey or adventure. In addition to any value that these Camino charm symbols have in themselves, or the religious faith that they might represent, this necklace can also act as a reminder to be careful if worn when travelling. And this can be a powerful aid to staying safe whilst away from home.