Bulgari's exquisite high jewelry creations are conjured from the vibrant colour, life, and light of exceptional gemstones, infused with an innate Roman sense of history, and invigorated with an audacious spirit of modernity. The very soul of the Eternal City is encapsulated in the extraordinary colored gems, each specially selected for its charisma and vivacity, that have become the signature of Bulgari style. Combining diamonds, precious coloured stones, and even ancient coins into lavish creations with unique and exuberant colour harmonies, Bulgari jewels embody the quintessence of elegant Italian design.

In the rarefied realm of high jewelry, Bulgari crystallizes to perfection its eye for gemstones, its heritage of cultivated connoisseurship, its commitment to sublime handcraftsmanship, and its unique distillation of cultural echoes and contemporary creativity, to create captivating precious jewels in a powerfully distinctive style, an inimitable blend of voluptuousness and architectural rigor, a perfect balance of dignity and dynamism.

Featuring evocative text by jewelry historian Vivienne Becker, Bulgari: The Joy of Gems brilliantly depicts the legacy and luxury that is Bulgari. In this first-ever volume devoted exclusively to the house's splendid high jewelry collections, Bulgari's rich heritage is brought to glorious life through a spectacular array of magnificent jewels in this gorgeous slipcase edition.

Jewelry historian Vivienne Becker is an award-winning journalist and author of many books on the history of jewelry design. Based in London, Becker is a contributing editor to Financial Times's How to Spend It magazine, writes for newspapers and magazines around the world, and lectures and broadcasts on her subject.

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