Liquid colours and disruptive volumes collide in a jewel destined to become a legend. Inspired by a Bvlgari necklace with an intricate gold and diamond construction dating back to 1969 that evokes sea waves, the Mediterranean Queen masterpiece is an expression of the Roman jeweller's daring. Five marvellous oval cushion-cut Paraiba tourmalines, weighing about 500 carats in total, are connected by sinuous, curved elements set with emeralds and diamonds.
A rarity among rarities, this unique precious layout consists of a staggering 473.82 ct, with the central stone weighing 153.91 ct on its own: an extraordinary achievement considering that only one Paraiba tourmaline is found for every 10.000 diamonds.
A JEWEL OF THE EARTH
After depriving the world of its beauty far too long, the Paraiba tourmaline revealed its secret only in the late ‘80s in a mine in Paraiba, Brazil, bringing its inimitable never-before-seen colour to light.
With its sea green-blue colour which resembles no other, this stone possesses an intensely magical, glowing hue which embodies a Mediterranean Eden of overwhelming lushness and eclecticism.
It's all in the details. A masterpiece which required an unbelievable 2,400 hours of work, the necklace is a triumph of volumes and shapes, colour and brilliance, perfectly orchestrated together. Indeed, the lagoon-coloured gems and the emeralds respectively enhance each other's qualities, playing a unique symphony of blues and greens.
Crafting joy with colour, Bvlgari enhances the eccentric beauty and inimitable nuance of the precious Paraiba gems. With its intensively individual approach to gem colour, cut, shape and light, the Roman Jeweller combines the stones in a very unique way, with Roman flair and sensuality, and a cultivated eye for beauty that reveal the secrets of each gem.