A match made in prehistory
The Camino Santiago pilgrimage inspires an iconic pairing
For Medieval Christian pilgrims traveling the Camino de Santiago, there was only one way to prove they had completed the journey: a scallop shell.
The symbol of St. James the Great, scallop shells were given to pilgrims by clergy upon their arrival at the apostle’s shrine in Santiago de Compostela city. More than just a keepsake, these shells had a practical purpose; they could be used as a container to drink water from springs and streams along the way. In the modern era, the ancient Spanish pilgrim route is lined with scallop shell-shaped trail markers to help travelers find the right path.
To celebrate the legacy of one of the world’s greatest journeys, we’ve crafted the Santiago Amber Shell Earrings. These earrings capture the striking beauty, the romance, and vivacity of Spain.
We’re honored to present this historical icon rendered in Baltic amber, formed from the fossil resin of ancient pine trees dating back 44 million years. Every piece of amber is different, with its own flourish of prehistoric lifeforms that distinguish each piece as a unique work of natural art. Put simply, Baltic amber and scallop shells are a match made in prehistory. We’ve set this paring of ancients in refined metal work of .925 sterling silver finished in yellow gold.
A beautiful way to celebrate the one who has given you the adventure of a lifetime.
- 17 1/2ctw
- Yellow gold-finished .925 Sterling Silver setting
- (2) 12mmX12mm FancyBaltic Amber
- Drop 24.13mm
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