Bulgari - Geneva Jewels: Online Auction Geneva Thursday, March 14, 2024 | Phillips
    • Set with an ancient coin, diameter approximately 22mm, signed Bulgari.

  • Artist Biography



    Originally from Kalarites, Greece, Sotirios Voulgaris emigrated to Rome because of Greece's rising poverty and difficulty separating from the Ottoman Empire. He set foot on Italian soil in 1880 with little money in his pocket and spent the next four years preparing what would go on to become Italy's oldest jewelry company. 

    In 1884, Bulgari opened its doors to the Italian people with its offering of jewelry and accessories. Bulgari's style takes from traditions in Greek and Roman craftsmanship to elegantly balance volume and subtlety. Later, in the late 1960s, Bulgari bridged classicism and modernity by introducing its seductive, now-iconic Serpenti collection of snake-shaped coil bracelets and watches. It is through its meticulous combination of influences that Bulgari has garnered an international and loyal high-profile clientele, which included Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. These Hollywood stars have immortalized the house's unique gem-adorned bracelets, necklaces and earrings in rounded forms. 

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Gold pendant, 'Monete'

Set with an ancient coin, diameter approximately 22mm, signed Bulgari.

CHF1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for CHF4,826

Geneva Jewels: Online Auction

14 - 21 March 2024