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The ingenuity of the architecture of a Bulgari jewel is
all the more striking when one examines the details. In
this case, the coils of the serpent reveal a meticulous
system of openwork along the sides and back, for the
purposes of allowing light to penetrate and maximise
the sparkle of the pave. And for the first time, perfect
cuts of rubellite or peridot bring surprising life to the
reptile’s head. The infinite facets of these rare stones of
the highest quality provide a counterpoint to the
nuances of the gold and the luminosity of the diamonds,
making these new creations all the more unique and
precious.
In the necklaces, perfect harmony is achieved in the
alternation between diamond studded scales, the beads
of the rubellite or peridot and the subtleties of a
singularly fascinating stone, the moon quartz. The
rigour of the design blends fluently into the lightness
bestowed by the delicate chromatic chords, based on
softly transparent and luminous hues in harmony with
the supporting structure of gold. The same
compositional principles find expression in the earrings
that accompany the necklaces.
After some 60 years since the creation of the first
Serpenti, with its powerful symbolism of eternal
renewal, the new collection confirms this famous motif’s
status as a contemporary icon, with a history that has
since become legend.
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