The Roman House of Bvlgari, another participant of the Biennale des Antiquaries that is held in September, found the Grand Palais to be an ideal platform for the celebration of its anniversary – in 2014 the brand celebrated its 130th birthday. For this reason, in Paris both the company’s novelties, as well as historical jewels, including Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary emerald necklace and items from a private collection of Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza, were present.
Among these novelties were luxurious Hidden Treasure earrings, with four Zambian emeralds weighing 143.17 carats in total. Thanks to their unique cuts the color and purity of the minerals are optimal. Furthermore, the laconic frame only emphasizes the natural beauty of the stones. Another memorable masterpiece is a necklace made of large emerald beads, weighing in at over a thousand carats. It is decorated with two figures of snakes set with diamonds and rubellite, which, according to the idea of the designers, can be unfastened and transformed into earrings.
The part of the booth with Bvlgari Heritage Collection was the most attractive to visitors, and it’s not surprising. Some items were provided for the show by the House’s clients, while others were bought by the company from private collectors in order to return some of the most valuable jewels to their museum. Richard Burton, a British actor and twice-spouse of Elizabeth Taylor, once joked that “Bvlgari” was the only Italian word that his wife knew. Perhaps this was true, but the Richard’s words just proved the fact that Ms. Taylor really knew a lot about the jewelry art and choose the best things only! 🙂