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Santiago Camino cross necklace ~ hand-carved jet
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. . a unique gift of faith handcrafted from Azabache by artisans in northern Spain
"Jet purifies and protects" So goes the saying about this mystical and wonderful 'gemstone' that originates from the Jurassic period on earth, some 65 million years ago, in the forests of the northern hemisphere - particularly in northern Europe. This exquisitely-carved jet cross is in the form of the Cross of St James (Cruz de Santiago).
Azabache is quite difficult to carve, and specialist Azabacheros and "grabadores compostelanos" (who have trained over generations in northern-eastern Spain) have hand-crafted this delightful cross of Saint James. In Spain it is known as "la piedra mágica" (the magic stone). Pilgrims and other visitors to Santiago de Compostela especially appreciate this cross as a souvenir.
:)- Sterling silver chain included
:)- Optional information card (see photo) about El Camino / Santiago (FREE)
:)- Personal message can be added
:)- Rapid shipping
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 2000,000 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 strength and hope.
Crosses that feature Jet (Azabache in Spanish), make ideal gifts for someone who is starting a new phase in their life, because Jet jewellery has traditionally offered protection and good fortune. Jet jewelry is said to neutralise negative energy and protect people from fear and indecision.
Dimensions: Cross measures 40mm in length including the hanging bail, x 28mm wide, and comes with an 18ins sterling silver snake chain ( 20ins length also available - Please choose in Options box)
Azabache Jet is popular in jewellery for people seeking a new start in life or a new beginning - for example, after a divorce or relational break-up, or after a loss of some kind. We have also seen it gifted to people embarking on a new career or starting a new job, in order to wish good luck and success in their 'new' life.
Gift this hand-crafted St. James Cross (believed to promote strength and hope) to inspire your friends and loved-ones and help them to be fortunate and safe in their life. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can print a personal message on your behalf.