Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style showcases the exquisite productions of the luxury Roman firm. Focusing on the period following the Second World War, this illustrated volume celebrates a time of great optimism and joie de vivre that saw Hollywood stars and socialites descend upon Rome, eager to embrace the resurgent city’s glamour and modernity.
From the 1950s onwards Bulgari lead the way in creating a uniquely Italian style of jewellery, one that would distinguish the country as a leader in contemporary design and fashion, yet still deeply rooted in its history and artisanal traditions. Luminous jewellery reproductions are complemented by photographs of the Hollywood stars and socialites who indulged their passion for Bulgari glamour.
This publication features a history of the company, a reflection on the postwar golden years of Bulgari and a rare insight into the firm’s processes of sourcing, designing and setting their magnificent jewels, written by the Bulgari Heritage team.