THE SERPENT TALISMAN
A symbol of good fortune, regeneration and eternal life, Bvlgari’s emblematic snake captivates in this phenomenal iteration from the Roman jeweller’s 122-piece high jewellery collection, Magnifica. Aptly named the Hypnotic Emerald necklace, it flaunts an astounding 93.83-carat cabochon-cut Colombian emerald cradled in the jaws and coiled-up body of a serpent in the stance of a protective guardian. Intricate artisanal construction techniques accord it a sinuous structure that ensures a comfortable fit, while its robust design allows for the setting of countless bedazzling pavé diamonds, diamond baguettes and emerald cabochons. It is little wonder that a mind-boggling 1,800 hours were needed by the house’s expert craftsmen to realise this beguiling masterpiece.