St James cross necklace ~ silver filigree + jet

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. . a truly delightful gift of faith

This precious sterling-silver cross is the Cross of St James (Cruz de Santiago) - handcrafted by goldsmiths in northern Spain, with the addition of azabache jet from Asturias - some of the finest jet to be found anywhere in the world. 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 St James's Cross - believed to promote faith and good fortune.

:)- Gift-Wrapped

:)- Sterling silver chain included

:)- Optional information card about the Way of St James (free)

:)- Personal message can be added

:)- Rapid shipping

Wish your friends or loved-ones well by sending this truly meaningful present - a gift with meaning - a gift with soul. It would be ideal for a Christian event such as a Christening, a first Communion or a Baptism; it shows someone that you really care about their welfare.

Dimensions: The handcrafted silver and jet Santiago cross measures 41mm in length including the hanging bail and comes with an 18ins sterling silver curb chain. (20ins length also available). Please choose in options box.

In Xacobeo 2010 - a Holy Year (Año Santo) in Spain because the Feast of St James (on 25th July) fell on a Sunday, over 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 a St. James Cross (believed to promote strength and hope) to inspire your friends and loved-ones and help them to be resolute and fortunate in their lives. Would make a truly special Christmas present or Easter gift. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.


More information about Spain's Camino de Santiago Way of St James - Cross/Cruz de Santiago


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