Beat the Heat

…with this re­fresh­ing treat from Bul­gari.

L'officiel Singapore - - Contents - BY GOR­DON NG

La dolce vita is the key to Bul­gari’s new Ro­man Sor­bets line. The sweet life as imag­ined by the Ital­ian jew­ellery house con­sists of year-long sum­mer va­ca­tions, spent in and around Florence or Mi­lan un­der a wide-brimmed sun hat, half of the itin­er­ary of which is ded­i­cated to loung­ing. The cherry on top of this imag­i­nary ideal is a cold, sweet treat – in the Ital­ian tra­di­tion, it would be sor­bet, a frozen dessert.

Bul­gari has cap­tured this sim­ple and minute plea­sure in their Ro­man Sor­bets col­lec­tion. The clas­si­cal Bul­gari-bul­gari disc shapes play host to a smat­ter­ing of jew­els cast into the pieces. Pink tour­ma­lines and amethysts, and blue sap­phires and tsa­vorites nes­tle into pink or white gold band rings and neck­laces, in­tro­duc­ing a re­fresh­ing con­trast of colour.

The dou­ble whammy of brand icons – a duo of Bul­gari lo­gos and the playful use of colour­ful gem­stones – is sur­pris­ingly un­der­stated. In­deed, the spirit is more youth­ful and ju­bi­lant be­cause of its em­brace of pink gold – a mel­low-hued al­ter­na­tive to rose gold, which fea­tures in their B.zero1 pieces as well. A light­hearted col­lec­tion like these Sor­bets are a fun break from breath-tak­ing haute joail­lerie – these are the kinds of pieces you can eas­ily wear ev­ery day.

Her­itage ice cream and ice lolly brooches circa 1970 from the Bul­gari ar­chives.

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