In Eastern Orthodoxy, the most highly esteemed icons are those depicting The Most Holy Virgin - Mother of God (Bogoroditsa-Богородица). These icons can be classified into several types based on the details of their execution. The Orthodox silver icon locket necklace shown here depicts Christ as an infant who is snuggling up to His Mother by brushing Her face with His cheek. This type of Eastern icons is called 'Eleousa' ('Умиление') and not only represents a Mother's love for her Son, but also symbolizes the man's love for God and the God's love for man. The frontal side of The Holy Virgin Mary locket icon has a filigree design featuring a full-cut diamond flare. The Icon pendant consists of two sterling silver parts that open up to reveal a compartment inside that can be used to keep a tiny memento reminding you of a loved one.