By Phebe Wahl By Phebe Wahl | October 14, 2021 | Style & Beauty
Paying homage to resilience, joy and its many muses, BVLGARI surpasses all superlatives with its latest high jewelry collection, Magnifica.
Clockwise from top: BVLGARI High Jewelry Serpenti necklace in white gold with nine emerald drops (66.39 carats), two pear emeralds (0.34 carat), 26 marquise diamonds (10.24 carats) and pavé-set diamonds (25.03 carats); BVLGARI High Jewelry Diva’s Dream earrings in pink gold set with malachite and chalcedony elements, two amethyst beads (9.01 carats), two chalcedony beads (8.57 carats), two round brilliant-cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds (2.44 carats); BVLGARI High Jewelry Serpenti ring in pink and white gold set with 28 marquise brilliant-cut Paraíba tourmalines (2.74 carats), eight round and pear emeralds (0.25 carat) and pavé-set diamonds (1.54 carats).
An incredible 131.24-carat spinel (fourth-largest in the world by carat weight), a 93-carat cabochon Colombian emerald nestled in the jaws of a bejeweled snake, and over 500 carats of cushion-cut Paraíba tourmalines (the rarest gems in the world). These are just some of the jaw-dropping precious gems BVLGARI creative director Lucia Silvestri unearthed for the brand’s most astounding high jewelry collection to date, which includes more than 350 designs, 122 of which are new. Over 100,000 hours of master artistry were poured into the museumworthy collection, which was conceived to honor both Rome and a variety of fearless female muses and was first unveiled in Milan in recognition of the heavy toll that this northern city endured during the pandemic.
From top: BVLGARI Baroque Spiral High Jewelry necklace in pink gold with 22 round sapphires (20.31 carats), 21 round emeralds (21.95 carats), 22 round rubies (18.61 carats), 38 round brilliant-cut diamonds and pavéset diamonds (41.62 carats); BVLGARI Mediterranean Queen High Jewelry necklace in platinum with one cushion Paraíba tourmaline (153.91 carats), four oval Paraíba tourmalines (319.91 carats), 11 pear emeralds (12.76 carats), 334 buff -top emeralds (33.21 carats), 81 round brilliant-cut diamonds and pavéset diamonds (65.67 carats); BVLGARI Diamond’s Passion High Jewelry earrings in platinum with two pear diamonds (2.58 carats), 16 fancy shape diamonds (1.74 carats) and pavé-set diamonds (1.21 carats).
The one-of-a-kind jewels conceived as versatile, convertible pieces to be worn in a variety of ways are works of art that celebrate the Roman maison’s legacy of the finest gems, creativity and craft smanship. With 60 jewels worth over 1 million euros each, the Magnifica collection marks the maison’s most valuable—and certainly the most magnificent—high jewelry collection in its 137-year history of creating the finest jewels. A brilliant homage to art and beauty, the collection pays tribute to the resilience of optimism and human endeavor. “It’s incredibly important to share joy and beauty right now,” says Silvestri. “Magnifica is an ode to both, expressed through the wonders of color and master craft smanship.”
Photography by: PHOTOS COURTESY OF BVLGARI