Bulgari opens Tribute to Femininity exhibition in Moscow

PRINCESS Olimipia Torlonia, Elizabeth Taylor, Anita Ekberg: Bulgari through decades was made company to the female icons around the globe, pioneering the innovation in jewels, responding to evolving taste of women, and constantly changing in parallel with female emancipation. Tribute to Femininity at the Moscow Kremlin museums displays over 500 pieces of Bulgari jewels, spanning from late 19th century until the 1990s, paying tribute to the exquisite craftsmanship of the Roman brand.

Renowned as one of the greatest jewellery collections ever assembled is one of Elizabeth Taylor’s, who famously stated: “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” To name a few, the collection boasts an astonishing emerald engagement ring, an indulgent necklace of emeralds and diamonds (marriage gift from her fiancé Richard Burton), and the iconic Monete cigarette case in silver with Roman bronze coins.

Jewels formely in Elizabeth Taylor Collection, from Bulgari Hertiage Collection

Elizabeth Taylor wearing Bulgari jewels at s a reception in Venice, 1967

Another staggering collection belonged to a legendary Italian actress Anna Magnani, “the quintessence of Italy” as described by Jean Renoir. Her gorgeous two brooches in platinum with diamonds and natural pearls –with a freshwater grey pearl on the left and a saltwater one on the right – became a trademark for her appearances during official events and red carpets. Anna wore the timeless Bulgari pieces with an elegant nonchalance and charisma, and needless to say, the most incredible Trombino ring of the House was tailor-made for the actress, featuring a very rare yellow diamond of more than 25 carats.

Jewels from Anna Magnani private collection

Anna Magnani wearing Bulgari brooches

From aristocrats to film start, Bulgari through decades celebrated the charisma of women who made their own rules. Through the retrospective, the brand invites visitors to explore their evolution: from traditionally beautiful diamonds on the marvellous 1930s tiara, which Princess Olimpia Torlonia wore for her wedding day, to the non-conforming exotic trends of 1970s, featuring eye-catching elephant and pharaoh jewels.

Glass invites you to glance over this most exquisite jewellery collection through the below images.

Anita Ekberg Collection: Brooch, bracelet and earrings in gold with
sapphires and diamonds, ca.1960

“Seven Wonders” necklace in platinum with emeralds and diamonds, 1962.
Totalling 118.46 carats

Princess Olimpia Torlonia’s Tiara in platinum with aquamarines and diamonds, 1935

Necklace in platinum with diamonds, 1938. Totalling 177 carats.

Choker in gold with pearls, emeralds and diamonds, 1986. Formerly in the
collection of Barbara Sinatra


by Olga Kuznietsova

Bulgari’s Tribute to Femininity runs at The Moscow Kremlin Museums until January 13, 2019

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