Bulgari’s high jewelry party was an unforgettable night at Swifts Mansion
It goes without saying that Bulgari knows how to throw a party, and last week a select group of guests enjoyed a showcase of the Magnifica High Jewelery and High-End Watches collection, at a party held at the mansion. Heritage listed Swifts. It was the first time the 150-piece collection had landed on Australian shores, representing the pinnacle of what the Italian jewelery firm has to offer and featuring the Imperial Spinel platinum necklace, set with a stunning spinel gemstone. of 131.21 carats.
In the field of fine jewelry and complicated watchmaking, Bulgari is one of the best in the world in its field. Recognized for their unparalleled expertise in setting and selection, Bulgari creations are recognizable thanks to their vibrant colors, geometric shapes and iconic snake patterns.
In a setting of classic opulence, the Imperial Spinel necklace was the star of the evening, with its center stone believed to be the fourth largest of its kind by carat weight, but the largest ever found that has been cut into a shape elegantly faceted. The three largest uncut spinels ever found all have their place in the private collections of royal families, but Bulgari’s Imperial Spinel necklace is perhaps the most spectacular thanks to its heart setting of 122 diamonds (51.5 carats). and 27 emerald pearls (84.29 carats).
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Other highlights of the evening include the Divas’ Dream necklace in rose gold which features a 17.46-carat cabochon-cut rubellite, set with buff-cut rubies and tourmalines. The second was the Le Magnifiche necklace in platinum, adorned with an 11.25-carat cushion-cut antique Colombian emerald.
All the treasures in the collection have been carefully selected and crafted in Bulgari’s high jewelry workshop in Rome, under the watchful eye of artistic director Lucia Silvestri. Some of the more intricate pieces can take up to 2,500 hours to complete, with all pieces crafted by the hands of the workshop’s skilled craftsmen.
For jewelry lovers, it would have been a night never to be forgotten, with patrons and collectors gathering at Swifts Mansion for a rare chance to view these magnificent pieces in the flesh. Although Bulgari has not confirmed how long the collection will remain in Australia, this will likely be the only opportunity to visit Sydney for years to come.