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 a melange of large white pearls, faceted citrine cushions, faceted amethyst & 22K vermeil. Expandable clasp with faceted amethyst dangle. Pendant drop 3 1/4". One of a kind. See complementary earrings, Samara II (51008B).