Camino de Santiago memento - scallop bead bracelet

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A magical charm bracelet - with real significance

Our sterling-silver commemorative* bead bracelet, with the Santiago scallop shell charm, is a little treasure . . there aren't many of them left.

:)- Gift-Wrapped

:)- Optional information card (see photo) about El Camino / Santiago (FREE)

:)- Personal message can be added

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The 1,000-year-old pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is known as the Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago - in Spanish). Some 200,000 pilgrims travel to the city each year from all over the world to find inspiration and/or deeper spiritual understanding. Many carry with them a Scallop shell symbol like this - believed to promote strength and hope.

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. The next time that this will occur is in 2021. In these special 'Años Santos' or Jacobean years, pilgrims going to mass in the Cathedral in Santiago can obtain a plenary indulgence, which is said to absolve them of 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 . (There is an option to add a 5cm extender chain: Please choose in Options Box)

In 2010, around 272,000 pilgrims completed the final 100 km walk to Santiago and qualified for the 'Compostela' or certificate. The Way of St. James criss-crosses Western Europe, arriving at Santiago through Northern Spain. It is generally regarded as a journey of the body, mind and spirit. Modern pilgrims choose to do the Camino for personal, spiritual and/or religious reasons - or simply to take time out from their busy, modern lives. 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 pilgrims. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.

Gift our scallop shell charm bead bracelet to inspire your friends and help them to be fortunate and safe in their life. Comes gift-wrapped - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.


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