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Her­itage Since 1884’, it was Tay­lor’s make-up in Cleopa­tra that made in­spi­ra­tion for this Medium High Diva col­lec­tion.

The un­for­get­table able fan-shaped eyes of f the Queen of the Nile in­form nform the geo­met­ric mo­tif of the 80-piece col­lec­tion, trans­formed into tri­an­gu­lar three-di­men­sional di­a­mond pavé petals on a pink gold ring, or as tiered white gold and pavé di­a­mond fan shapes on ear­rings, pen­dants, and bracelets, all with a hint of the Ori­ent. And what’s the jew­ellery with­out the match­ing ac­ces­sories? The Diva col­lec­tion ex­tends to a reper­toire of cat-shaped sun­glasses and to­phan­dled bags with the Serpenti clasp – all styled with de­light­ful Six­ties glam­our, and exquisitely ex­pressed by Bruni-Sarkozy.

It’s this joie de vivre that marks Bul­gari, visu­ally char­ac­terised in the Diva col­lec­tion with its s in­no­va­tive mix of gem­stone colours and cabo­chon-fash­ioned cuts. “I love it es­pe­cially when n the stones are not re­ally faceted. d. When the light tum­bles on them, m, they look so soft and won­der­ful ul to touch,” said Sil­vestri, who o per­son­ally sources many of the stones for the High Jew­ellery pieces on in­ter­na­tional trea­sure hunts from New York to Hong Kong.

What’s new in jew­ellery right ih now? ? “Takhti is an ex­am­ple of the fu­sion be­tween In­dian an­tique and con­tem­po­rary Euro­pean style, and so the emer­ald ring and bracelet set is a re­ally in­ter­na­tional piece, a new con­tem­po­rary de­sign of jew­ellery,” she said of the gem­stones she sourced in Jaipur. “It was an amaz­ing emo­tion when I saw the stones at the be­gin­ning. I never thought I would ever find such spe­cial emer­alds. I re­ally be­lieve in the en­ergy of stones; I touch and wear them when­ever I can.

“Mother-of-pearl is also new at Bul­gari. For this col­lec­tion, it makes the pieces light and very el­e­gant. It also goes very well with the other colours,” she ex­claimed, eyes light­ing up. “Put on all the colours. It’s magic!”

“I learned from [the Bul­gari brothers] all the taste for colours, for shapes, and the mix of shapes and colours to­gether,” said the doyenne of the in­no­va­tive style of the House, which also pi­o­neered a dis­tinc­tive three-di­men­sional artistry of com­bin­ing stones of varied sizes, colours, and cuts. This tech­nique also pro­duces that sig­na­ture “trem­bling”, where the ob­jet d’art be­comes live drama on the body, a glit­ter­ing flux that catches light wher­ever it moves. “She is en­er­getic, con­fi­dent, op­ti­mistic, op­ti­mistic fem­i­nine,” Sil­vestri mused about the h Diva Di woman. “And the jew­ellery is an au­then­tic ex­pres­sion of art, na­ture, his­tory, and her per­son­al­ity.” High Jew­ellery Diva neck­lace with peri­dot, rubel­lites, mother- of- pearl, and di­a­monds, Bul­gari

Jean- Christophe Babin, CEO of Bul­gari, and Lu­cia Sil­vestri, cre­ative di­rec­tor of Bul­gari, at the launch in Paris

Medium High Diva ring in pink gold with di­a­mond pavé Medium High Diva sun­glasses

Medium High Diva ear­rings with amethysts, peri­dot, rubel­lites, and di­a­monds, Bul­gari

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