Bulgari HIGH JEWELLERY OF THE 21st CENTURY
The new millennium has seen a radical change in Bulgari design. The brand’s distinctive creations became more two-dimensional, the new style saw a return to white gold and platinum and a tendency to chrome-coloured metals. The first collection with these new characteristics was Lucea series in 2001, made up of tiny square and circular elements joined in a highly flexible, articulated, precious “textile” of sorts. Nonetheless, Bulgari has remained faithful to its traditional style: cabochons, yellow gold, an understated wearability for rare and precious stones, a predilection for sapphires and uninhibited use of both transparent and opaque gems of every imaginable kind.