BEST of the BEST 2014 | Style |Jewelry | Bravura: Bulgari

  • Photographed by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
    Photographed by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
    Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
    Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
    Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
    Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
  • Photographed by Lisa Charles Watson; Styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte
  • Photo by Antonio Barrella; Copyright Studio Orizzonte

Over the past half century, Bulgari has adorned such glamorous women as Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren in breathtaking jewelry that at times seemed to rival even the actresses’ brilliant auras. Last year, the house infused its Diva high-jewelry collection with the colorful and audacious spirit of Federico Fellini’s

La Dolce Vita, offering large pieces that drip with candy-like gemstones and exude a sense of playfulness. Yet despite this lighthearted flair, serious collectors should not discount the importance of designs such as this necklace, which incorporates 154 carats of pink tourmalines, purple quartz, diamonds, and mother-of-pearl in a rose-gold setting. (800.285.4274, www.bulgari.com)

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