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)

The jewelry house Miseno is named for an ancient city said to magically bring joy to its residents…
Davies takes an ancient Greek jewelry technique and makes it fresh and modern…
Rough-cut diamonds give a fresh twist to the latest creations from De Beers…
The designer crafted a collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting-edge…
First popular during the 1920s, big, bold cocktail rings are making a comeback…
Jewelers Alex Soldier, Coomi, Pasquale Bruni, and others are getting back in touch with nature…
These designs dazzle with simple shapes presented in extravagant ways…
Photo by Michael Oldford
Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…