In the course of time, the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, along with its chapels, has accumulated a great number of jewellery, offerings of the faithful visitors. These items are traditionally hanged on certain icons, in order to plead for the protection or help of the saint depicted on them. The objects of the Monastery’s jewellery collection vary in terms of value and importance. One can see a wedding ring alongside a valuable and elaborate necklace, various types of earrings, bracelets and other precious objects, such as silver candles and chandeliers. Among them are two gold pendants in the shape of a caravel, owned by the wives of Patmian ship-owners, lavishly decorated with filigree, multi-colour enamel and pearls. These two items of the Treasury are among the most important examples of Greek jewellery and are dated in the 17th century.