In the 1960s, Bvlgari's narrative took a glamorous turn as the third generation of the Bulgari family — Gianni, Paolo, and Nicola — took the reigns. Epitomising elegance, charm, and allure, they steered the brand into a new era of international acclaim.

During the vibrant years of the Dolce Vita, Bvlgari's Via Condotti store in Rome became a magnet for Italian and international film stars. Celebrities like Sophia Loren, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, Monica Vitti and Anita Ekberg were drawn to its exquisite collections, propelling the store to unprecedented levels of fame and success and making it a symbol of the Dolce Vita itself.

The 1960s also witnessed the innovative integration of ancient coins into contemporary jewellery designs, laying the groundwork for the renowned "Monete" collection. Nicola Bulgari, an enthusiastic coin collector, championed this creative fusion, drawing on a long-standing tradition of coin jewellery dating back to Ancient Rome.

The mounts were designed to follow the contours of the coins while maintaining their integrity and emphasising the play between metallic contrasts that is the hallmark of these creations.

The first coin jewellery creations, made in 1966, mounted Greek and Roman exemplars; in the decades that followed, the selection expanded to coins from diverse a range of epochs and countries. This approach to design, uniquely combining the past with the present, further cemented Bvlgari's status as a trailblazer in the world of high-end jewellery.