The Golden Ring is a group of cities northeast of Moscow with historic, religious, and architectural importance because these ancient towns played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Today they employ many full-time artists who restore churches and other religious buildings as well as practice the ancient art of icon painting.
A Byzantine-style hand-painted icon of Madonna & Child with 24K gold. On large gold baroque pearls, smooth variegated blue kyanite squares & golden-needled faceted rutilated quartz, all on 22K vermeil. Toggle clasp. Pendant drop 5". One of a kind. See complementary earrings, Novgorod II (51104B).