For its yearly model occasion and the introduction of its new Excessive-Jewellery and Excessive-Finish Watch assortment, Mediterranea, Bulgari has chosen Venice. The Serenissima was chosen as a tribute to the town’s perform as a protector of Byzantine tradition and as a illustration of cultural openness that unites disparate universes and sources of inspiration. Through the years, Venice acted as a hub for influences from the Mediterranean, offering a privileged setting for a variety of interactions and exchanges that completely seize the eclectic spirit of the gathering.
The gathering, which interprets multifarious proposals gathered over the course of time and house, is a kaleidoscope of ground-breaking jewellery designs that had been born from formidable innovation and very good craftsmanship. With Mediterranea, Bulgari presents the height of Excessive-Jewellery whereas imagining a journey over the Mediterranean Sea, the distinctive web site of the delivery of civilization and an limitless supply of inspiration for quite a lot of arts, customs, and crafts.
“With Mediterranea, Bulgari unveils its new excessive jewellery and high-end watches collections by embarking on an epic and immersive journey that begins from Rome, the everlasting metropolis and everlasting supply of inventive inspiration for Bulgari, to Venice, the foremost crossroad of Mediterranean influences the place the Roman-Byzantine Empire fused with the Roman Western Empire to present delivery to inclusive and unmatched arts and structure. With nice honor, we rejoice the imaginative and prescient of the founder Sotirio Bulgari with magnificent creations that signify the head of Bulgari’s identification manufactured from audacious creativity and distinctive craftsmanship. Providing to our visitors essentially the most extraordinary areas of the Metropolis along with pioneering AI-driven interactive experiences additional enhancing the wonder and feelings created by the 2023 assortment establishing a brand new milestone in extraordinary goldsmithing and gems experience.” — Jean-Christophe Babin, President/Normal Director of Bulgari.
The three universes of Mediterranea are known as “Southern Radiance,” “Roman Splendor,” and “East Meets West,” and each represents a specific constellation of photographs, environments, and sources of inspiration.
Southern Radiance, the primary phrase within the assortment, captures the vivacious ambiance of Southern Italy. The sculptures are impressed by elaborate structure, wealthy gardens, and sun-kissed coasts. The 15.13-carat cushion sapphire within the middle of the Mediterranean Muse necklace, which has hypnotic blue tones all through, resembles the rhythmic movement of waves. A surprising 66.88-carat Ceylon sapphire is encircled by a lace-like design of diamonds and clear sapphires within the platinum Southern Sapphire necklace.
The Everlasting Metropolis serves as a major inspiration for the Roman Splendor universe. The 68.88-carat emerald within the Roman Esedra sautoir and the spectacular 218.53-carat emerald within the Muse of Rome necklace each signify the town’s timeless splendor. The Ara Pacis reliefs function a supply of inspiration for the Acanthus Emerald necklace, a murals with everlasting magnificence.
In breathtaking items just like the Mediterranean Sapphire Serpenti necklace, which mixes sapphires and diamonds in a sinuous platinum physique, the Mediterranea line additionally options the recognizable snake design. With its voluminous emerald droplets, the Baroque Serpenti necklace honors the snake’s fortitude and empowerment.
Rome and Venice have been erecting bridges between seemingly disparate worlds alongside the “roads” of the Mediterranean Sea attributable to their shared need for distant and engaging cultures. Starting with the Oriental Fantasy necklace, East Meets West is a celebration of this mixture of cultures. The earthy tones of Northern African spice markets spring to mind by the pairing of 9 mandarin garnets totaling over 90 carats with good citrines on this ring, whereas the mix of mother-of-pearl and black onyx is harking back to the geometric henna tattoos that Asian girls sport.
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