With its breathtaking architecture and monumental frescos, Palazzo Barberini set unprecedented standards of beauty. A true manifesto of Baroque artistry, the Roman landmark inspired the magnificent Blue Fantasy High Jewellery necklace. Large festoons, epic stuccos, painted statues and superlative decorations are conjured by the jewel’s lavish design and sumptuous gemstones — touchable expressions of Bvlgari’s “Mai troppo” creative approach.
Extremely rare and ultra-sophisticated, cornflower blue is one of sapphires’ most coveted and precious colour varieties. A vibrant, pure and light nuance coming to life in an unbelievable 47.57 carats.
The game of contrasts between sapphires and diamonds, round and square gem cuts, light openwork details and rich stone settings infuse the piece with dynamism and vitality.
Perfectly calibrated cuts are a key element in fashioning Bvlgari gems: light and colour are flowing through the entire jewel, while the central cushion-cut sapphire is flawlessly harmonised with the piece’s multi-shaped stones.
Glamorous and sparkling, the necklace is a spectacular display of monumental shapes and exceptional artistry. The Palazzo’s richness of details, voluptuous plasticity and colossal volumes, is translated into the jewel’s relentless dynamism. The refined contrast between diamonds and sapphires, the diversity of cuts and the incessant alternation between full and empty spaces lead the gaze towards the showstopping sapphire, a masterwork of nature both in terms of colour and size.
Propelling tradition into the future, Bvlgari has crafted this exceptional piece adopting the ancient chalk mould craftsmanship technique. First of all, the artisan arranged the stone layout according to the final sketch and covered it with chalk to create the necklace’s mould. Later he created the single elements and the stone settings, experimenting with different combinations to achieve a perfectly harmonious and flexible result.