You are invited to Bulgari's jewel encrusted affair
Love jewels, gems, diamonds and precious stones? Who doesn't! Our sparkly dreams of old Hollywood glamour will present itself in a dazzling way at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) this September and we can't even.
Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style will showoff more than 80 stunning pieces of jewellery alongside film and photography at NGV International.
It's a rare occasion for every fashion and accessory lover as we witness a spectacular display of jewels from the Bulgari Heritage Collection. We will also be able to feast our eyes on emerald and diamond jewellery from the personal collection of Elizabeth Taylor and a ruby and diamond necklace worn by Sophia Loren.
Bulgari creations were also favoured by leading women such as Grace Kelly, Anita Ekberg and Gina Lollobrigida which will also be showcased for all to see.
Lucia Boscaini, Bulgari Brand and Heritage Curator, remarked: ‘Spanning from the 1930s until today, the works illustrate a strong design heritage and aesthetic evolution, deeply entrenched in Italian history and artisanal traditions."
The story of Bulgari stretches back more than a century, when Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari came to Rome to seek his fortune, opening his first shop in 1884. From humble beginnings, Bulgari rose to become an emblem of Italian excellence and creativity, favoured by royalty, actresses and high society alike. Drawing inspiration from its Greek and Roman heritage, Bulgari has forged a distinct style that combines tradition and innovation.
What: Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style
Where: NGV International
When: From 30 September 2016 – 29 January 2017.
Time: Open daily, 10am-5pm.