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Model wearing Bulgari pendants with rubies, emeralds and diamonds together with two necklaces, the first with emeralds and diamonds, the second with rubies and diamonds.


From 26 June to 3 November 2019, the exhibition Bulgari - The Story, The Dream will run in two prestigious museums in Rome: Palazzo Venezia and Castel Sant’Angelo.


Emblematic jewels from the Bulgari Heritage Collection capture the excellence in craftsmanship, the taste for colour, the sumptuous shapes and rounded lines that are today hallmarks of the Bulgari style.

Pieces formerly in the collections of Elizabeth Taylor, Gina Lollobrigida, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani and Audrey Hepburn illustrate the predilection of movie stars from the legendary Dolce Vita epoch.

As an elegant counterpoint to the jewels, the haute couture dresses from Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini’s private collection give a vivid feeling of the tastes and trends of the various epochs in which the Bulgari story has unfolded.

Model wearing necklace and bracelets from the Bulgari Heritage Collection. She is wearing an Italian haute couture dress from the 20s.

Italian haute couture atelier, circa 1925

Necklace in platinum with diamonds, 1935. Bracelets in platinum with rubies and diamonds, 1934-1935. Bulgari Heritage Collection.

Creative shot of Bulgari High Jewelry Necklace with colorful gemstones.

Bib necklace in gold with multicolour sapphires and diamonds, 2005. Bulgari Heritage Collection.

Mannequin dressed in a jacket by Balenciaga (1960s) and a Norman Hartnell dress (1930s).

Balenciaga jacket, early 1960s. Dress by Norman Hartnell, circa 1935.

Model wearing Balenciaga black dress and hat together with a Bulgari sautoir with coral, diamonds ands lapis lazuli.

Balenciaga, circa 1948

Sautoir in gold with lapis lazuli, coral and diamonds, 1972. Bulgari Heritage Collection.

Creative shot of Bulgari High Jewelry brooch with rubies, sapphires emeralds and diamonds.

Brooch with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds, 1964. Private collection.

Black mannequin beside two white ones wearing a black and white polka-dot dress by Biki from the 60s.

Biki, late 1960s.

Model wears a necklace and earrings in platinum with sapphires and diamonds from the Bulgari Heritage Collection, 1950s.

Chanel Haute Couture, 1965-1969

Necklace and earrings in platinum with sapphires and diamonds, 1955. Bulgari Heritage Collection.

Creative shot of Bulgari High Jewelry necklace in yellow gold with five incredible emeralds and diamonds.

Choker in gold with emeralds and diamonds, 1988. Bulgari Heritage Collection.

Mannequin in profile wearing a robe by Jean Patou from the 20s and a brunette wig.

Attributed to Jean Patou, 1920s.

Model Ann Turkel in a  photo shooting  for Vogue  USA, 1971.


The Bvlgari store on Via Condotti 10 in the 1920s, opened by Sotirio Bulgari and still today the flagship store of the Roman brand.