BVLGARI Honors the 25th Edition of Doha Fair with 1,021ct Emerald Necklace

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For the 25th edition of Doha Fair Bulgari honors this special occasion with a set-up inspired by the via Condotti 10 flagship store, refurbished by the renowned architect, Peter Marino has developed the concept of the Bulgari stand set-up,.Already the main entrance, made in breccia di serravezza marbles, recalls the architecture and the materials of the internal portals of the via Condotti store. The central area extends along an octagonal, a shape that is part of the architectural tradition of ancient Rome, inexhaustible source of inspiration for Bulgari.Other references to the Condotti store are the walnut floor in star patterns, the eight-pointed marble star on the floor, the Elizabeth Taylor lounge and the Maglia Pantheon (the Pantheon Mesh) a bronze lattice-work screen that recalls the ornaments of the Pantheon’s floor.

High Jewellery necklace and detachable pair of earrings in pink gold with 94 round Zambian emerald beads (1,021.40 ct), 24 buff-top rubies (2.12 ct), 4 pear shaped brilliant cut diamonds (2.32 ct ), and pavé diamonds (11.52 ct).

Bulgari conquers the new challenge of polychromy

Their strong and long experience of Bulgari’s designers stimulated their creativity which leaded them to expand their gorgeous color combination by adopting other stones never utilized because of their semi-precious status like citrine, amethyst or turquoise to sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds.It is the ultimate consecration of the unmistakable, bold hued style of the magnificent Italian jeweler. A truly new approach of jewelry-making is born.

Harmony of Colors

Given that since its beginning Bulgari favored the use of colored stones over diamonds, it is not surprising that one the Italian jeweler’s greatest achievements lies in successfully overturning the longstanding traditional hierarchy of gemstones in high jewelry. For decades the triad – ruby, emerald and sapphire – had been used exclusively in combination with diamonds. This conventional approach resulted inevitably in a rather predictable and limited ranges of colour combination where the vibrant red, green, blue were offset only by white diamonds. In order to overcome this monotony, Bulgari especially from the mid1960s on, began to revolutionize jewellery design with an innovative and daring process.Initially it started combining rubies, sapphires, emeralds not only with diamonds, but also among themselves in bold combinations of colours such as red, green, white (ruby, emeralds, diamonds) or red, blue, white (ruby, sapphire, diamonds). Gradually, however, Bulgari began combining rubies, emeralds and sapphires with less precious but equally beautiful gemstones, such as amethysts, citrines, tourmalines, coral, pearls and garnets. This led to wider range of colors, including new and underutilized shades of violets, pinks, deep reds, greens and yellows. The result has been an almost endless choice of chromatic combinations ranging from bold juxtapositions of primary colors to more subtle combinations of graduated hues.The bold and striking color combination for which Bulgari is so famous are not the result of haphazard juxtaposition of gemstones; on the contrary, they are the culmination of a lengthy process of thought and design. Just as a composer, when writing his music, works out the rules of harmony and rhythm, similarly Bulgari assembles and combines variously colored gems according to precise rules.

It is the harmony of colors rather than the intrinsic value of the gems that is at the core of all Bulgari creations.Bulgari’s choice and juxtaposition of gemstones is unusual, daring and exclusively dedicated to the aesthetic.Bulgari often tend to combine in his high jewellery collections the finest and rarest gemstones with stones of relatively low intrinsic value, which are selected only for their appealing colors.It is not unusual to find in these creations relatively inexpensive amethysts combined with the finest emeralds, or pale sapphires combined with the rarest Burmese rubies. The inherent beauty of the jewel is conceived as a work of art.

High Jewellery necklace in pink gold with 1 tanzanite (31.91 ct), 2 amethysts (34.40 ct), 1 peridot (24.49 ct), 1 rubellite (19.83 ct), 1 tourmaline (6.20 ct), 1 pink tourmaline (21.12 ct), 1 citrine quartz (18.61 ct), 1 aquamarine (12.15 ct), 49 round brilliant cut diamonds (23.60 ct) and pavé diamonds (8.33 ct).

 Source : PR