Bvlgari’s High Jewellery creations are unique works of art centred on the vibrant colour, life and light of exceptional gemstones. Earth’s precious natural treasures - the extraordinary gems - have become the signature of the Bvlgari style, each passionately chosen for its charisma and set into unforeseen designs.
Since the 1950s, Bvlgari has blazed its own creative trail, revolutionising the world of High Jewellery through the inventive combination of precious and coloured gems. Infusing jewels with striking nuances and vivacious Roman flair, Bvlgari introduced its signature gemstone cut, the cabochon. Polished rather than faceted, the gloriously glossy and generously curvaceous cut, evokes Rome’s monumental domes, becoming the perfect encapsulation of the classical and the contemporary.
The Eternal City’s inspiration echoes through all Bvlgari designs, with a unique distillation of cultural echoes and modern creativity, architectural rigour and effervescent folly. The legendary bib necklace in celebration of Bvlgari’s 125th anniversary in 2009 is no exception: reimagining the geometric motif of the Pantheon’s ceiling into a mélange of brilliant-cut and octagonal diamonds, the piece boasts Bvlgari’s limitless artistry when it comes to precious gemstones.
Artfully fashioning gems into a new height of glamour begins at Bvlgari’s High Jewellery workshop in Rome. Here, where only the finest quality produce is allowed to enter the city – from sophisticated materials such as marble to exceptional gemstones – Bvlgari embraces the Roman quest for the beautiful, elevating the wonders of nature to eternal works of art.
In Rome’s atelier, expert craftsmanship brings the most complex designs to life, liberating the imagination. The exceptional tactility of Bvlgari jewellery demands the highest level of ingenuity and a know how which is very often handed down through generations. From the first sketch to polishing, through stone selection and setting, each step requires by far more than merely technical skills: it is a delicate balance between tradition, innovation and inimitable savoir-faire.
Passion, Patience, Perseverance and Pazzia: each Bvlgari jewel encompasses a perfect rhapsody of these four elements. Passion, like the one that ignites Rome’s joyful spirit and that inspires Bvlgari’s designers and artisans. Patience, because finding the right gem requires first of all time. Perseverance, in seeking for the perfect cut, setting and result. And Pazzia: the only “crazy” force that can drive a magical process reaching for ultimate uniqueness.
Bvlgari’s vision of beauty always begins with Rome itself. Architectural designs and opulent volumes, coloured stones drawing from the city’s ancient mosaics and gems polished like the smooth surfaces of its epic marble sculptures: each creation echoes Rome’s timeless art and exuberant spirit. .