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The tradition of wearing native icons, like other Christian symbols, came to Rus from Byzantium, which is confirmed by numerous archaeological evidence. Even at the dawn of Christianity, wealthy people, along with clerics, revered for the honor of wearing on the body miniature images with the faces of the holy martyrs. Inspired by Byzantine examples, Russian jewelers made original native icons from precious metals, skilfully intertwining iconic Christian subjects and folk motifs. Discovering the national identity due to the plasticity of the ornaments, the clarity of the forms and the simplicity of the composition, the jewelry icons pretty soon in their value stood in line with the crosses and guard rings, and also gained popularity among ordinary parishioners.
The custom of interpreting Christian symbols and Slavic signs on jewelry after the Baptism of Rus was rooted in folk arts and crafts and revived in our day. Today, like hundreds of years ago, believers wear jewelry icons around their necks as a token of adherence to Christianity, as a symbol of the veneration of the righteous and a reminder of God.
Vladimir Mikhaylov - the successor of the Novgorod and Pskov art traditions of the 12th and 13th centuries in his jewelry works combines the best icon-painting samples and natural ornaments and Old Slavonic symbols inherent in the Russian tradition. In the collection of the icons "Vladimir Mikhailov" presents exclusive examples of miniature jewelry plastics, which have a chamber character and special author's performance.
In the online store "Vladimir Mikhailov" you can buy an icon for yourself, as a gift to a loved and respected person, as well as a child for baptism. The author's collection contains unique images from gold, silver and platinum, individual models are encrusted with precious stones. The catalog offers a worthy choice of Orthodox jewelry, made according to the original sketches of the master in accordance with the church canons. There is a powerful icon of St. George the Victorious, a revered image of Kazan Mother of God, a familiar icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the face of the Most Holy Theotokos. Filigree samples of jewelry with other images of the holy martyrs you will also find in the collection "Vladimir Mikhailov" on our website.
Each author's work is distinguished by the perfection of forms and skillful execution, where each stroke is permeated with deep symbolism and artistic beauty. The icon, like the cross on the cross, can be worn as a daily decoration and serve as a reminder of faith. The collection offers both fundamental icons for men, and female elegant icons that harmoniously fit under any style and emphasize the life position of its owner.
Combining the traditions of Christian art and in-depth knowledge of folk culture, Vladimir Mikhailov creates remarkable collection patterns, high jeweler's craftsmanship, which organically fit in a number of the finest works of small plastic from ancient times to our days. Decent choice of icons, the price of which varies depending on the type of precious metal, you will find in the salons "Vladimir Mikhailov".
Connoisseurs of art and Orthodox tradition will not remain indifferent to the collection of author's jewelry, filled with sacred images and distinctive style of performance. A wide range of authentic images and icons from the collection "Vladimir Mikhailov" will make it possible to acquire a significant decoration, comparable to a work of art and rightfully claiming to be transferred as a family heirloom from generation to generation.