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