RUSSIAN SILVER ENAMEL PEARLS ORTHODOX EPISCOPAL NECKLACE ICON PANAGIA RELIQUARYBeautiful antique Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical 84 Silver Necklace Panagia Pendantive or Reliquary that is made in the form of a stylized cross in a rectangle with dimentions 6.5/8" X 3.3/4" (16.8 cm. X 9.7 cm.), including the beautiful crown and a small pendant (enamel icon) which is attached below. Panagia opens on hinges and locks with small pin. Perhaps the pin was tied on to the body of Panagia by fine silver chain.The face of the Panagia is covered with light/pale blue hot glass enamel. On the center is mounted very nice hand painted oval glass enamelled plaque/plate depicting the image of the Virgin Mary. Hand painted enamel oval is appr. 50 x 40 mm. Portrait of the Virgin Mary is extremely detailed artistic work.The four arms of the cross are decorated with beautiful gilded floral appliques of yellow metal. Between the arms of the cross have 4 stylized rhombic malachite stones. On the face of the Panagia have mounted 4 small red stones. The back side of the panagia is decorated with a vary fine gilded filigree and 4 gilded monograms of Russian Emperor Alexander II. Probably sometime in the Panagia was hiding some church relics - relics of a saint, a valuable manuscript, part of the Holy Cross or something... Panagia body is attached to the chain by Russian Imperial Royal crown. The chain is attached to the crown and consists of 31 units. Each link of the chain is openwork - engraved or carved with a Russian Imperial Eagles. All links are hallmarked with 84 and other marks. The chain is appr. 91-92.0 cm. long, which is approx. 36.1/4" inches, enough to be worn around the any neck. All parts of the Panagia / Reliquary are hallmarked for 84 silver.Panagia weighs appr. 271.3 grams solid silver. It is a superior piece ! SHIPPING to the WORLD : FREE REGARDLESS OF TERRIBLE EXPENSES, I ASSUME THEM AND THE SHIPPING REMAIN FREE ! PLEASE NOTE :1. Once the shipment left the sender's country, we have no more control over it and over the delivery time 2. Your shipment will be held and delayed indefinitely for inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Controll 3. Import of antiques and edged weapons in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China, Israel, Italy etc. is ILLEGAL. 4. Please, all users with ZERO response, contact me BEFORE you offer ! Thank you ! 5. Sometimes the sale description may be a little wrong, but the pictures are always correct. 6. If payment is not received within 4 days, automatically will open an "Unpaid Item Case" against a non-payer. We use the "Unpaid Item Assistant" option, and this automates the process and also depersonalised it. So when automatic system open an "Unpaid Item Dispute", they aren't doing it against buyer personally, they are just following a process, without seller participation. 7. WE DONT MAKE MONEY ON POSTAGE, we don't add any ridiculous "Import charges" or "Handling fees". We will be glad to combine any items, and will always give you the best price possible. Happy offerding and good luck !