Updated at 2022-02-28
The gold ringed earrings shown in the image are recognized as a National Treasure of Korea under the Cultural Heritage Protection Act enacted in 1962. Under this act, artifacts, relics, and buildings appraised and determined to have exceptional cultural, historic, or artistic value are added to a list of tangible cultural assets and assigned a number. National Treasure No. 1 is Sungnyemun, which is commonly referred to as Namdaemun. This pair of gold earrings is National Treasure No. 90. The surface of the thick central ring is decorated with honeysuckle patterns and protruding gold granules. This pair is considered the most gorgeous pair of Goryeo dynasty earrings.
Alliance date: Sept. 7, 2016
Area: 615 square kilometers
Main industries: the main industries are cutting-edge electronics and related machinery parts; semiconductors; and information technology.
City/region features: Gumi is a city where traditional culture and cutting-edge industries meet (it has a long history and tradition, as well as the country’s largest industrial park whose tenants include Samsung, LG, and other international companies).