In the manufacture of the icon, 999 sterling silver was used. High quality silver plate framed in natural wood.
Production : Italy – Giovani Di Caro
It is believed that the "Bethlehem" face of the Mother of God was composed by the prophet Luke already during the life of the Virgin. Only after this root cause is it considered that this figure most certainly gives the outlines of the face of the Virgin Mary. This face is unique in that the Blessed Virgin appears smiling. The image is located in Bethlehem, in the Basilica of the Nativity at the entrance to the cave in which the Savior Christ was born. The image refers to the icon-painting variety "Hodegetria", in other words, "Guide". Mary directs to the baby as to the course of life, being, therefore, the Guide, leading from sin to salvation. This icon is one of the most famous gifts delivered from Jerusalem as a shrine and in memory of the pilgrimage to the Holy Land. According to the established tradition, in front of this icon, which is in front of the entrance to the cave where Christ the Savior was born from the Most Pure Virgin, they ascend about the giving of children, about the well-being of children, and about family well-being, asking for blessings, peace, and peace. This icon is made by experts in the technique of silk-screen printing and is set in a 999 silver setting with gilding.