Amethysts, emerald, topaz, diamonds Russia. 1775
Panagia was one of pectoral marks of office of higher church dignitaries. The variety of form, and the use of precious stones, make panagias look like the insignia of some Order, or jewellery worn by women. "This panagia was made through the diligence of Prince Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin for His Holiness Archbishop Platon of Moscow, from a crown emerald". This presentation inscription was incised on the setting of the emerald on the reverse side of the panagia.