The Kremlin Welcomes Bulgari
16th November 2018
What a fabulous idea to gather high jewelry pieces covering more than 130 years of creation, in the prestigious Museum of Moscow, The Kremlin.
The world-renown Italian jeweler, Bulgari, took this initiative aiming at highlighting its incredible heritage thanks to more than 400 jewels exhibited. This homage to women, beauty and crafts is an unmissable opportunity to discover exceptional pieces from private creations.
Indeed, the colorful collection focuses on unique pieces previously worn and owned by international celebrities: Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Magnani and Monica Vitti, to only cite a few.
Prominent emerald necklaces, sapphire cabochon rings, aquamarine tiara, Tutti Frutti brooches and gold secret watches, together, retrace the evolution of the brand’s creativity through Art deco and Mediterranean influences.
The collection testimonies of a strong and independent image that raised women’s personality and charism since the 1870s.
Bulgari Exhibtion: Tribute To Femininity,
Kremlin Museum, Moscow, 2018.
I would like to give a special attention to the following necklace: a splendid emerald and diamond creation, worn by Elizabeth Taylor in 1967. It was originally offered by Richard Burton to her wife for their wedding in 1964. This white gold necklace shows off 16 Colombian step-cut octagonal emeralds surrounded by pear-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, with an additional emerald pendant of 23.44 carats. The later can be detached to be worn as a brooch.
17 Emeralds & Diamond necklace, owned by Elizabeth Taylor, 1967.
Moving to a royal mood, the following platinum tiara was restored by Bulgari in 1935. It was first owned by Queen Vittoria Eugenia Ena di Battenberg and had a very different style, more delicate and classical. Also, it was originally designed with pearl drops instead of the Brazilian aquamarines. Then it was transmitted to Infanta Beatriz di Spagna who additionally ordered a matching jewelry set. Nowadays, you can admire its brilliant-cut diamonds looping over the 7 briolette-cut aquamarines.
Aquamarines, Diamonds & White Gold
Aquamarines, Diamonds & White Gold
7 Briolette Cut Aquamarine Tiara, Bulgari 1935.
The iconic Serpenti collection with its Tubogas technique is magnified in several displays as a continuation of the previous Bulgari’s exhibition held in 2017: SerpentiForm.
Appearing in all versions: enamel secret watches, full pave diamonds necklaces but also evening pouches, the sensual reptile affirms its mythic and powerful status.
Yellow gold and diamonds bracelet, Bulgari.
Emerald Cabochon, diamond, yellow gold necklace, Bulgari.
Emerald Cabochon, yellow gold, red spinels, sapphires and diamonds, Bulgari.
Yellow gold, turquoise and white enamels, emeralds bracelet, Bulgari.
The disruptive set up animates the visit thanks to sparkling rains and digital visuals, which enhance the joyful spirit and feminine exhuberance of the creations.
On 6th September evening, Lucia Silvestri (Bulgari’s creative director), Lucia Boscaini (Bulgari’s Heritage Curator) and Jean-Christophe Babin (Bulgari’s CEO) welcomed famous influencers, actors and models for a beautiful inauguration at the Pashkov House. Alicia Vikander, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Eva Green as well as members of the Bulgari family, all appeared wearing iconic pieces of the luxury brand, recreating the Roman festive and colorful atmosphere.
Inauguration Party of Bulgari Exhbition at Kremlin Museum, Moscow, September 2018. Alicia Vikander, Jean Christophe Babin, Lucia Silvestri.
Bulgari: Tribute to Femininity is open to public from 7th September 2018 to 13th January 2019 at the Kremlin Museum, Moscow.