Cinemagia, Bulgari’s high jewelry series for 2019, is inspired by way of international film. From Italian black and white classics to Hollywood and even Disney, Bulgari has scoured a sizeable range of cinema to create a story to draw collectively one of its largest-ever extensive jewelry collections. One jewel stands out as bringing the world of film into treasures. The Action! The necklace (above) reproduces some old-fashioned celluloid film, with frames and perforations alongside the rims of zirconium and diamonds. If the reference becomes unclear, a miniature model of the flat, spherical cans used to shop for movies has been introduced to the choker. Each frame has a diamond picked out in black. The film is about a diamond. If, like me, you have thought what zirconium is, right here is the reason from Bulgari: ‘(zirconium is) a hyper-resistant metallic which Bvlgari first introduces in the high jewelry enterprise.’
Disney has its location inside the world of Bulgari within the shape of the Fairy Wings (above) necklace that transports us to the enchanted global of Peter Pan and especially the fairy Tinkerbell. Putting aside the unusual reference to a far-loved English youngsters’ storybook, the necklace is Bulgari thru and thru with its rich, glossy drops of luscious-colored gems. Likewise, the Dolce Vita Colours (above) necklace takes a traditional Bulgari silhouette to even brighter Technicolor realms. The Legendary Diva necklace with emeralds, mom of pearl, rubellites, and diamonds, reminds us of Bulgari’s position as a jeweler to the celebrities that started. Simultaneously, the film industry flocked to Rome, and Cinecittà turned into created, the birthplace of the legendary display screen divas of Italy.
Emeralds function actively as the stone most intently associated with the Maison at the side of Elizabeth Taylor, who frequented Bulgari when she changed into Rome filming Cleopatra in 1963 and famously met Richard Burton. The Emeralds Affair necklace (above) is similar to Elizabeth Taylor’s sapphire sautoir of the same layout given to her via Richard Burton on her fortieth birthday in 1972. Today’s model has a 24.46-carat at its coronary heart, considerably smaller than the sixty-five-carat cabochon sugar-loaf reduced sapphire in Liz’s original necklace; this is now a part of Bulgari’s museum series.
Other Elizabeth Taylor film references include the dramatic Cleopatra ‘poncho’ necklace (below). I have never heard of a ‘poncho,’ but it describes the shoulder-to-shoulder jewel flawlessly. Unusual for Bulgari, diamonds and pearls make their presence recognized. The Diamond Cascade (beneath) is a shower of diamonds and gems worn as a necklace or draped within the hair. Its extravagant design is a tribute to Claudia Cardinale’s position of Angelica in Visconti’s movie ‘The Leopard.’ Rather much less Italian is the platinum Diamond Wonder necklace inspired by the tons-overused 1953 Marilyn Monroe tune ‘Diamonds are a girl’s great buddy’ from the movie ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.’
Most exciting is the Roman Landscape necklace (under) that depicts the umbrella bushes of Rome through Aurelia in wooden, malachite, and diamonds. If you ignored the film hyperlink on this design, I could proportion with you that the same umbrella pines celebrity in the establishing scene of the 1962 movie ‘Il Sorpasso’ with Dino Risi’s aid. Putting apart the narrative and the Action! For me, the film necklace is the low point of the collection; these jewels are a joyous meeting of Bulgari’s brilliance. The dramatic use of coloration, daring combinations of substances, and notable craftsmanship are the stamp of Bulgari’s prowess. Call it Fairy Wings, in case you want; however, to me, it is an Italian design genius and craftsmanship at its exceptional.